On February 19th, prof. Naim Kapucu of the University of Central Florida gave a seminar about social network analysis, as part of his visit to the Department of Public Administration. Prof. Kapucu is a recognized expert in the field of disaster management where his network analyses have helped understanding which network structures are better able to cope with the occurrence disasters such hurricane Katrina.
A firm and resounding ‘No’ was the answer to the question of our ‘Is Academic Culture Under Siege’ seminar on Wednesday the 27th of March by Professor Aafke Komter (University of Utrecht). She pointed to the increased number of PhD graduates, improved teaching methods and the dramatically increased presence of women at the university. With this conclusion she positioned herself almost complete juxtaposed to the contributions of Professor Chris Lorenz (VU Amsterdam) and Dr. Gijs van Oenen (EUR)
The first seminar of the Academic Culture Group will take place on March 27th at our campus (location t.b.a.) and will focus on our present academic culture, our desired academic life and your academic future with the title: 'Academic Culture under Siege?'
In close cooperation with the PhD working Group courses EGS3H developed an exclusive and tailor-made 5 ECTS course “Core principles of research methodology”, format Master Class, starting on April 2th (evenings).