The technique of academic research: on research lines and second brains

14 September 2022

An important part of becoming a fully-fledged academic is the development and curation of a research line. A research line is the main research topic and the thread throughout (large parts of) a career. It could be law and technology in private law, globalisation in public law, human rights in criminal law, sustainability, or anything else.

Bram Akkermans

Bram Akkermans is Professor of Property Law and Director of Studies of Dutch language bachelor programmes. Bram specialises in sustainability and property law and combines property theory with property docrine to explore how property law can accommodate sustainable thinking. 

As director of studies Bram is responsible for the Dutch language bachelor programmes in Dutch law and tax law. He oversees the reform of the bachelor program that started in 2020.