In late spring 2016, the PhD Council conducted a satisfaction survey among all PhD candidates of the Graduate School. In total, 118 (of the approximately 400) PhD candidates filled in the survey. Here is an overview of the main outcomes.
This course provides starting PhD candidates with an informative framework and techniques to make an effective start to their PhD project. The course will help you to get your project well underway and prevent problems and delays later on.
This course discusses major thinkers in the Social Sciences and the Humanities in the post-war era. It does so from several perspectives: historical, systematic, and thematic. Thinkers, theories and schools are not discussed in isolation, but in relation to each other and to the context – both academic and socio-political – in which they arose. Similarities, discrepancies, and contrasts are being sought out and investigated.
The objective of this course is to support you in designing (or brushing up, or revising) your research project in such a way that you will achieve your research aim. The course will provide you with a set of procedures and criteria (tips and tricks) that, in a structured manner, will help you to make decisions about your research design and methods that are consistent with your research aim.
The conference program guides the audience from evaluation theories (keynote) to examples from different disciplines (elevator pitches), and from proof of quality for policy makers and the public (keynote) to suggestions of young academics (forum discussion). The final presentation focuses on future directions derived from evaluation sciences (keynote).