‘Agreement on PhD bonuses for emeritus professor supervising PhD students acceptable’

“A Dutch court considers an agreement between an emeritus professor and the former dean of the faculty board of the Tilburg School of Humanities to supervise PhD students, appropriately concluded and acceptable by standards of reasonableness and fairness. An emeritus professor and the former dean and director of the faculty board of the Tilburg School of Humanities (hereafter TSH) concluded an agreement mid-2012 on the basis of which the emeritus professor agreed to supervise PhD students from October 2012 onwards and receive an amount of €25,000 excluding VAT for every doctorate by an external PhD student that took place at Tilburg University under the professor’s supervision as of 1 November 2012 …” (more)

[Jelle Nijland, Leiden Law Blog, 7 August]

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