Last week you received an email to invite you to fill out the annual International Student Barometer. This is your chance to make your opinions about VU University count and possibly win one of the following prices: 1000 euro’s cash price, an iPhone or one of the famous VU bikes!
Today Laura Henderson (party leader ProVU) has joined the executive board (dagelijks bestuur) of the VU Works Council (Ondernemingsraad). We are very proud that ProVU now has a representative in the executive board of the Works Council and we wish her a lot of success in her new position!
Lees het hele rapport hier.
Take a trip around the globe! The VU International Day on the 11th of November will get you anywhere you want in just a single day @ VU Main Building.
10:00 – 11:00 VU NEWSROOM @ Main Hall: VU Newsroom is a debate inspired by the headlines of the newspapers, with important guest speakers on these topics. Each time different speakers will be invited and different themes will be discussed, but there’s always room for your questions. The theme of this edition of VU Newsroom will be: Islamic State, approached from three perspectives.
12:00 – 17:00 INTERNATIONAL STUDY FAIR @ Foyer First Floor You can take a look at the diversity market to see which cultures are present at our university. From 15:00 onwards, it’s possible to Meet and Greet a PhD Student at the ProVU stand!
12.00 – 17.30 DIVERSITY SEMINARS @ Aurora
Learn about the unique collaborations between the VU and universities around the world, such as the University of California Los Angeles, the North-West University South-Africa, and the studytrip to Israel and the Palestinian territories.
16:00 Workshop ProVU @ Stoa: Everything about how to obtain a PhD in the Netherlands.
17:00 – 23:00 PRE WINTER FESTIVAL @ Campus
There’s no other way to end the VU International Day than with the universal language of music and food. A party tent will be set up on the campus where you will be welcomed with warm sounds from all over the world. During the evening you can enjoy drinks and three dishes of world cuisine.
From January 1st 2015 onwards, the VU/VUmc will have new Doctoral Regulations.
Two important things are changed in these new regulations:
1. Everybody should have a Training and Guidance plan (Opleidings- en Begeleidingsplan)
2. Every PhD Candidate will be required to obtain 30 ECTS (=840 hours) of training (all faculties and research institutes will have their own interpretation)
However: This latter rule does not have approval of the VU Works Council yet! This rule (Article 15 of the new Regulations) will be discussed in November and December in the Works Council.
We will keep everyone updated!
These new Doctoral Regulations do not apply for PhD Candidates who have submitted, or will submit, their Form 1 (to apply for your defense) before January 1st 2015.
Please find Form 1 here.
You are all cordially invited to join the National PhD Day on November 21st!
This will be an afternoon full of fun workshops for PhD’s from all research areas, including an information market, public discussion with the Minister of Education Jet Bussemaker, and drinks afterwards. Register now at:
See you there!
PhD candidate Network of the Netherlands (PNN)
Date: November 21st
Time: 13:30 – 19:00
Location: Campus The Hague (belonging to University of Leiden), next to The Hague Central Station.
On this day the PhD supervisor award will also be handed over to the winning couple
THE PHD SUPERVISOR AWARD
The PhD Candidate Network of the Netherlands (PNN) established this award to recognize exemplary faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in PhD candidate supervision.
The recipient will be honored with a Certificate of PhD Supervision Excellence and an iPad!
PhD candidate supervision requires complex interaction between candidates and the graduate supervisor. An outstanding PhD supervisor is a mentor, an advisor, a role model and a strategist. A caring and effective supervisor possesses a high level of energy and ingenuity.
Yesterday, we had a Meet & Greet (& discuss & drink) with Prof. Jaap Winter about how we see the VU, what makes the VU special and for what kind of university do we want to work.
Thank you all for this inspiring evening!
Read the full article here
Take a workshop at the Library!
Free for VU/VUmc staff
There is still room in May and June!
The workshops are designed to help you in finding and processing scientific literature and data.
Information Literacy basics – 12 May and 17 June
Information Literacy advanced – 18 June
EndNote – 9 May and 12 June
Register via the agenda. There you’ll find all workshops.
Click here for more info about all VU Library workshops and courses.
After the succes of the 2012 edition (‘Globalize your research’) it’s time to organize another PhD Day! Would you like to be part of the ProVU PhD Day committee and help organize a day full of workshops, discussions and drinks for more than 200 PhD candidates?
First committee meeting is on April 4th (this Friday)!
For details: firstname.lastname@example.org