Dynamics of Professions and Professionalism: Work, Quality and Expertise
August 30-31, 2022, Utrecht University

Interim meeting in August 2022

European Sociological Association, Research Network 19 “Sociology of Professions” Interim meeting 2022 in collaboration with the Utrecht University Focus area Professional Performance and the Utrecht University School of Governance

Dynamics of Professions and Professionalism: Work, Quality and Expertise
August 30-31 (29-31), 2022, Utrecht University

The conference itself will be held on August 30 and 31 (Tuesday and Wednesday), including 2 plenary and 12 sub-sessions, in the Utrecht University School of Governance (USG), in the city centre of Utrecht. On Monday (Aug 29), we would like to welcome you with a welcome reception in our historical Academy building. On Tuesday (Aug 30) we will have dinner together. On Thursday (Sep 1) there will be a social program.

Coordinators: Christiane Schnell, Institute for Social Research, Frankfurt; Wieger Bakker, Utrecht University School of Governance; Helena Hirvonen, University of Eastern Finland; Mirko Noordegraaf, Utrecht University School of Governance

Registration and fees

Please note that registration and payment for the conference are two different activities.

You can register here: Registration form.

Please pay the conference fee via one of the following links (note that you can opt for English, if the text appears in Dutch). Please also do this ASAP, so we can make sure that all payments are orderly processed.

Payment ESA members

Payment non ESA members

Payment PhD students

Conference venue

How to get to the School of Governance:  https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/utrecht-university-school-of-governance/contact-us


Monday August 29

Academy Building, Domplein

17.30 – 19.30 Welcome Reception

Tuesday August 30

Utrecht School of Governance, Bijlhouwerstraat 6

9.00 – 9.45       Registration and reception

9.45 – 10.00        Welcome address (room 0.24): dr Christiane Schnell, chair RN19, and prof. Janneke Plantenga, dean faculty of Law, Economics & Governance, Utrecht University

10.00 – 11.00     Key notes “Dynamics of Professionalism”, introduced by prof. Mirko Noordegraaf: prof. Jet Bussemaker, professor of Science, Policy, and Societal impact (in Health Care), Leiden university medical center (LUMC), former minister of Education, former vice-minister for Healthcare, and prof. Paul Boselie, professor of Strategic HRM, Utrecht University School of Governance (USG), and head of department

11.00 – 11.30  Coffee break

11.30 – 13.00  Parallel Sessions 1 (3 sessions)

13.00 – 14.00  Lunch

14.00 – 15.30  Parallel Sessions 2 (2 sessions)

15.30 – 16.00  Coffee break

16.00 – 17.30  Parallel Sessions 3 (2 sessions)

18.30 – 21.00     Conference dinner, welcome by prof. Wieger Bakker, dean for Lifelong learning, Utrecht University

Wednesday August 31

Utrecht School of Governance, Bijlhouwerstraat 6

9.00 – 9.30       Reception

9.30 – 11.00     Parallel Sessions 4 (3 sessions)

11.00–11.30     Coffee break

11.30 – 13.00  Organizing expertise – the interplay between research and professions

Interactive panel: [Life Sciences] prof. Danielle Salvatori, prof. Wim Kremer, [Education] dr Bjorn Wansink, prof. Jan van Tartwijk, [Law] prof. Elaine Mak, [Police] dr Teun Meurs, [Health care] dr Marlot Kuiper

13.00 – 14.00  Lunch

14.00 – 15.30  Parallel sessions 5 (2 sessions)

15.30 – 16.00  Coffee break

16.00 – 17.00  Conference closure, wrap up, future plans: dr Christiane Schnell

Thursday September 1

Utrecht historical city center (optional)

9.30 – 12.00    Social program: Discovering Utrecht’s Past and Culture

12.00- 13.00     Lunch


We have compiled a list of hotels in the centre of Utrecht for you (conference participants can ask a discount code by email):

Apollo Hotel Utrecht, www.apollohotels.nl

Crowne Plaza Utrecht, www.ihg.com/crowneplaza.nl

Eye Hotel, www.eyehotel.nl

Hampton by Hilton, www.hiltonhotels.com/nl_NL/nederland/hampton-by-hilton-utrecht-central-station 

Court hotel, www.courthotel.nl

NH centre hotels, www.nh-hotels.com/hotel/nh-centre-utrecht  

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the assistant and secretary of our local organizing committee, Roos Visser (via esarn19@gmail.com).  

We look forward to welcoming you in Utrecht in August!

Website: Dr. Melina Aarnikoivu and Dr. Taru Siekkinen.