At the moment, Hamer is in talks with several parties in higher education. Later this year, her recommendations on improving reporting procedures and prevention of misconduct will be published.

Hamer currently serves as a special government commissioner tasked with combatting sexual misconduct and sexual violence. In August, she launched the student pact, as part of which student associations and organisations promised to start doing more against sexual misconduct.

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Students present pact to prevent sexual misconduct

Student associations and organisations feel they need to do more against transgressive…


Investigative journalism platform Argos recently discovered that the number of reports of sexually inappropriate behaviour at universities has more than doubled in the past four years. It is likely that this increase is partly due to the fact that the topic is easier to discuss these days.

New issues regularly make the news. Last week, Radboud University Rector Han van Krieken stepped down after regional newspaper De Gelderlander had revealed he made inappropriate comments to a female colleague in 2017. Furthermore, an investigation by television programme Pointer uncovered that three teachers at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam were guilty of misconduct. Two of them had been dismissed, while the other one had already retired.

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Radboud University rector to step down

Rector Han van Krieken of Radboud University is to resign from his duties earlier than…