Bridging Academic Ambitions & Academic Success since 2005.

Improve Performance

An unpublished paper is an unwritten paper. 


'To publish or to perish' is a cliché in academia but is more alive than ever. Researchers need published papers for their academic careers, universities to improve their ranking in performance-based assessments, and companies to convey their research findings to larger audiences.


The four factors determining academic success are (1) organizing sufficient research resources, (2) rigorous design and execution of the project, (3) writing high quality papers, and (4) the ability to get papers published.


Researchers usually acquire the necessary research and writing skills through a lengthy trial and error process. Huizingh Academic Development (HAD) offers the dedicated training to shorten this learning process considerably. Our services cover the entire cycle from acquiring research funding, through designing and doing the research, towards writing the paper and moving it through the review process of an academic journal. For novice academic researchers, we also offer academic talent development training. Next to research and writing skills, this training includes important additional skills such as perseverance, time management, and collaboration.


Our philosophy is grounded in three firm beliefs. First, academic performance is largely determined by skills that can be trained. Second, the value of skills training comes through changes in habits. Third, the best way to change habits is observable success. Therefore, each workshop has three objectives:

  • To increase the participant's understanding of the topic at hand.

  • To train the participant's skills by applying methods and frameworks in practice.

  • To improve the participants' own work, e.g., paper, research proposal or grant application.

Combining these three objectives leads to the interactive mix of activities that comprises each workshop. It is also why the assignments focus on both papers published in major journals and the participants’ own work: the proof of the pudding is in the eating!

Senior professor

Financial Rounds, June 23, 2005.

"I find the publishing process to be both the hardest thing I do and the most rewarding."