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Because the ‘hotspots’ are not set in concrete forever, there needs to be some degree of flexibility regarding the research themes for the Graduate School. The demand for research is very broad and is also subject to rapid change, certainly if driven by the different partner institutions.

The cultural and economic hotspots are set out in the Fryslân Knowledge Agenda and have been approved by the Ministers of Education, Culture & Science and Economic Affairs.

PhD positions

current vacancies

Education Programme

The Graduate School will take care of candidate selection and be responsible for the curriculum, which among other things will train participants in current research methods and techniques and acquaint them with the philosophy of science. The PhD school will see to it that candidates prepare a research proposal for submission to an Academic Advisory Council for assessment, that a primary supervisor is found and that the research progress is monitored.

Campus Fryslân

The PhD candidates will carry out their research at Campus Fryslân. They may make use of the research facilities of higher education institutions in Leeuwarden, the University of Groningen or other universities. The defence of the dissertation will take place in Leeuwarden. Agreements will be made with other faculties and universities about the revenues that a PhD ceremony generates.

First PhD defence UG/Campus Fryslân

Watch the video below to get an impression of the first PhD defence at UG/Campus Fryslân, in the Oranjezaal in the city hall of Leeuwarden. Prior to the ceremony, a special moment occurred. Manon Borst, director of Museum Martena in Franeker, on behalf of Mayor Eduard van Zuylen from Franekeradeel, presented the ancient beadle staff of the University of Franeker to Leeuwarder Mayor Ferd Crone. The beadle staff symbolizes the academic tradition of the province of Friesland. The cortege led by the beadle of the University of Groningen touches this history by passing the beadle staff of the University of Franeker.

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