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PhD Council

The main task of the PhD council is to represent the interests of all PhD candidates associated with the Graduate School of Spatial Sciences. The PhD council informs and advises the board of the Graduate School through meetings which takes place six times a year. During these meetings, a wide variety of PhD related issues are discussed, including the PhD manual, supervision, monitoring, performance, work circumstances, teaching, courses, facilities, and Graduate School developments. The PhD council informs the PhDs through social and educational events throughout the year.

Current members of the Spatial Sciences PhD Council (2018-2019) are:

Eva Mærsk (PhD Cultural Geography)
Eva Mærsk (PhD Cultural Geography)
Jodi Sturge (PhD Demography)
Jodi Sturge (PhD Demography)
Niels Kuipers (PhD Economic Geography)
Niels Kuipers (PhD Economic Geography)
Ciska Ulug (PhD Spatial Planning)
Ciska Ulug (PhD Spatial Planning)

In this academic year, the PhD council focuses especially on the following three points:

  1. Stimulating a lively community of PhD students across departments in our faculty, which is welcoming to everybody.
  2. Informing PhD students on the work of the PhD council and the Graduate School. The council itself will actively include PhD students to monitor their needs.
  3. Further professionalization and transparency of the PhD trajectory by creating more awareness regarding each other’s work, ambitions, and achievements.
  4. The council will support university-wide networking activities by PhD students (e.g. via PhD organizations such as Gopher).

You’re most welcome to contact any member of the council. (phdcouncil.frw@rug.nl)

Last modified:07 March 2019 11.43 a.m.