Paul Zoontjens

Professor in Educational Law at Tilburg University.

Date and place of birth:
Tilburg, 19 January 1953

Address
Private: Frankische Driehoek 25, 5052 BL, Goirle (The Netherlands).
Employer: Tilburg University, Postbox 90153, 5000 LE, Tilburg (The Netherlands).
Studies
- Graduated for masters in Dutch Law at Tilburg University in 1981.
- Dissertation about 'Freedom of Science, a juridical study about science policy and higher education' (in Dutch: 'Vrijheid van wetenschap, juridische beschouwingen over wetenschapsbeleid en hoger onderwijs') at Tilburg University in 1993.

Work

  • From 1983 till 1994: lecturer/researcher in constitutional and administrative law at Tilburg University.
  • From 1994 till 1999: coordinative staffmember of the legal department of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences in Zoetermeer.
  • From 1999 until now: senior lecturer and researcher in constitutional and administrative law and (part-time) professor in Educational Law at Tilburg University.

Activities

  • Member of the board of ELA.
  • Member of the board of the Dutch Association on Educational Law.
  • Member of several boards of Dutch editorials on Educational Law.

(Selection of) publications

  • About 100 publications (books and articles) in various fields of public law: mostly (comparative) constitutional law, (comparative) administrative law and (comparative) educational law.
    Some recent examples (without any exception written in Dutch):
  • Introduction to the legislation on education [Inleiding tot de onderwijswetgeving] Den Haag (Elsevier) 1999, (210 p.), ISBN 90-5749-348-9.
  • Together with B.P. Vermeulen, ‘General’ administrative law and ‘special’ educational law [Het 'algemene' bestuursrecht en het 'bijzondere' onderwijsrecht], report for the Dutch Association for Administrative Law [VAR-Vereniging voor Bestuursrecht], Den Haag 2000, p. 45-186, ISBN: 90-5454-417-1.
  • Higher education in the lowlands. Some aspects of comparison between the HE-systems of Flanders and the Netherlands [Hoger onderwijs in de lage landen. Enige aspecten van vergelijking tussen het hoger-onderwijsstelsel in Vlaanderen en in Nederland (2001)], T.O.R.B. 2000-2001/2-3, p. 153-166.
  • Together with Ph. Eijlander and J.J.W.M. Rietveld, The modernization of education legislation. An inquiry to the possibilities of further going deregulation in compulsory education. [Modernisering onderwijsregelgeving. Een studie naar mogelijkheden voor verdergaande deregulering in het funderend onderwijs.] Final report to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences, Tilburg, oktober 2001 (32 p.).
    International report:
  • Together with F. Ornelis en L.M. Veny: Report of the legal experts group on the coherence and compatibility of the Ukrainian legislation concerning the position of national minorities in education, with international norms, Educational policy and minorities, pilot project Ukraine, Council of Europe, Strasbourg 18 april 2001, (30 p.).