In 2018 the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science made 10 million euros available for the Social sciences and Humanities (SSH), provided that domain and sectoral plans would be drawn up. The SSH-domain wrote the memorandum Samen Sterker. Beeld van het SSH-domein and chose to invest 6 million euro specifically in the legal discipline.
The Dutch law schools joint forces and created the Sectorplan Rechtsgeleerdheid (2019) in which the research priorities for the upcoming years were set. Initially, the sectoral funding is only available for the period 2019 to 2024 and is mainly intended for research. However, if the Sectoral Plan is implemented successfully the funding will become structural.
The Sectoral Plan served as a framework for the Dutch law schools to come up with individual expenditure plans. On the basis of our submitted Expenditure Plan, the Amsterdam Law School will receive an average amount of € 640.000,- annually, for the period 2019-2024. The money will be spend on academic research and HR policies.
The Amsterdam Law School will contribute to the general HR-agenda:
- attracting young researchers;
- diversity and an inclusive organisation.
Furthermore, we will engage in research on the themes:
- Digital Legal Studies: More information about the collaboration to explore the intersection of law, technology & society
- Transformative effects of globalization in law: More information about the national cooperation between law faculties on the theme ‘globalisation and law’
The Amsterdam Law School has committed to some national and faculty wide objectives such as creating more permanent positions, a reduction of the completion time of a PhD trajectories and adopting attractive HR policies for young researchers.