December is a month that is full of festivities and rituals. While, of old, such rituals are meant to bring communities together, the December month has instead become a bone of contention and a source of stress. These are the issues we will address in the Dean’s Master Class. The assignment for this master class will centre on the design of an inclusive December ritual to celebrate the closure of the old and the coming of the New Year.
By facilitating doctoral education to over 500 PhD candidates in a total of 10 academic fields the Graduate School nurtures research excellence and a vibrant academic community. To provide aspiring PhD researchers with an efficient application service, the Graduate School uses an online application system. Visit our admission page for a step-by-step guide.
The Graduate School is an Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) joint venture of the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB), the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC), the Erasmus School of Philosophy (ESPhil) and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS).
The method Synthetron can be described as a sophisticated online discussion tool to do focus groups with (potentially) very large groups and participants who may even be located in different places across the nation or the world. In a 1-hour seminar, Leo Dijkema will present the method and participants will be able to practice with and experience the method themselves.
The conference 'Empowering Cities & Citizens’ is a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) and the 105-year anniversary of Erasmus University Rotterdam. This conference is a chance to reflect on current and new urban trends for both institutions, whether in urban development and management, or humanities, social and behavioural sciences. Strengthening our relationships with fellow urban specialists, local or global, is imperative.
The Graduate School has developed a PhD handbook for beginning PhD candidates. It includes practical guides on how to get started, the EUR doctoral regulations and much more. We consider the handbook to be an essential support tool for beginning PhD candidates. Hard copies of the handbook are available at the Graduate School office (Mandeville building, T15-33) and all departmental secretary offices.
New PhD candidates can request a PhD peer. A PhD peer is a more experienced PhD candidate who will help beginning PhD candidates through the first stage of their PhD. For three consecutive months they give advice about support services, life as a PhD, and much more.