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20th Anniversary

Thursday 7th and Friday 8th of November 2019 the Population Research Centre at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Master Population Studies.


Join our Master’s alumni and students, lecturers and researchers from Groningen and other Population-masters world-wide for two days of state-of-the-art masterclasses, top-notch lectures, lively debates, World Café discussions, a thrilling pub-quiz and more!

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Programme Thursday 7 November:
Best Practices and Future Visions in Education

Master of Ceremony: Prof Clara Mulder, head of Demography department
Location: Prinsenhof Groningen - Martinikerkhof 23, 9712 JH Groningen

12:00 - 13:00

Registration + Welcome lunch

13:00 - 14:00

Key population issues in a global perspective (Prinsenzaal)

Welcome by Prof Clara Mulder

Plenary lecture by Prof Hinke Haisma


Looking back on 20 years of the Master Population Studies (Prinsenzaal)

Round table moderated by Prof Clara Mulder

14:30 – 14:45

Coffee break (Prinsenzaal)

14:45 - 17:15

World café on Population Studies education (Prinsenzaal)

Group discussions of best practices and future visions

Plenary discussion and synthesis

Moderated by Prof Clara Mulder

From 17:15 onwards

Dinner and drinks (location tba)

Programme Friday 8 November:
On the Cutting Edge of Population Studies: Sharing with Alumni and Friends of PRC

Location: University of Groningen, Groningen

9:00 - 9:45

Welcome coffee

9:45 – 10:00

Welcome speech by Prof Clara Mulder

10:00 – 11:00

Lectures: new developments in Population Studies

Parallel sessions (topics tba)

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 - 12:30

Speed dating

Networking between students and professionals

12:30 - 13:30


13:30 – 15:00

Master classes

Interactive sessions focused on methods and generic skill development (topics tba)

15:00 – 15:30

Poster session by our current students


Lectures: new developments in Population Studies

Parallel sessions (topics tba)

From 17:00 onwards

Closing ceremony and farewell party (location tba)

Mingling, music and a Pop quiz

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