Feedback to the proposed changes of the HFKG and the accreditation process

actionuni has given feedback to the proposed financing scheme within the HFKG. For Universities of Applied Sciences the model 85/15 is prefered unanimously, implying a moderate shift towards giving research a higher importance. Among the members of the universities no clear consent was reached which financing model should be used.
A second feedback was requested regarding the topic of a simplified second accreditation process for universities which have passed a first accreditation without obligations. actionuni suppports the position of the Swiss Accreditation Council to postpone the decision whether and how a simplified accreditation process should be implemented until 2019 when more experience about the new accreditation system has been gathered.
Antwort Vernehmlassung Finanzierung HFKG
Antwort Vernehmlassung Vereinfachte Akkreditierung

Feedback to the proposed changes of the HFKG and the accreditation process

actionuni has given feedback to the proposed financing scheme within the HFKG. For Universities of Applied Sciences the model 85/15 is prefered unanimously, implying a moderate shift towards giving research a higher importance. Among the members of the universities no clear consent was reached which financing model should be used.

A second feedback was requested regarding the topic of a simplified second accreditation process for universities which have passed a first accreditation without obligations. actionuni suppports the position of the Swiss Accreditation Council to postpone the decision whether and how a simplified accreditation process should be implemented until 2019 when more experience about the new accreditation system has been gathered.

Antwort Vernehmlassung Finanzierung HFKG

Antwort Vernehmlassung Vereinfachte Akkreditierung

actionuni attends hearing of the Science, Education and Culture Committee SECC

On 13 April 2016, co-president Florian Lippke (University of Fribourg) represented actionuni during a hearing of Science, Education and Culture Committee SECC of the National Council (WBK-N / CSEC-N). The hearing regarded the recently released federal message on education, research and innovation policy.

actionuni stressed as its main points:

  • to increase the financial growth rate in the message to 3-4% annually
  • that if there are budget cuts then not to jeopardize those actions that are aimed at improving career paths for young researchers
  • to increase the number of new Tenure Track positions from 40  to 100 new positions per year
  • to define concrete actions and indicators for measuring the success of reaching the goal to improve careers for young researchers.

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BFI-Botschaft 2013-2016

Actionuni hat am 19.3.12 eine Stellungnahme zur Beratung der Botschaft über die Förderung von Bildung, Forschung und Innovation 2013-2016 (BFI-Botschaft 2013-2016) durch die ständerätliche Kommission für Wissenschaft, Bildung und Kultur (WBK-S) eingereicht. Diese Stellungnahme ging in angepasster Form am 31.5.12 auch an die nationalrätliche Kommission für Wissenschaft, Bildung und Kultur (WBK-N).