Official opening event of the Erasmus Graduate School for the Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences


On the 26th of September 2012, the official opening event of the Erasmus Graduate School for the Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences will take place, which everybody is warmly invited to attend.

The meeting is from 15.00 until 17.15 hours in the M-building, room M3-15 ‘Forumzaal’ (Campus Erasmus University Rotterdam, Burgemeester Oudlaan). The room is open at 14.30 hours. Meet & greet drinks will be served until 18.00 hours. A detailed program can be found below.

Admission is free. If you would like to attend the event however, we kindly ask you to register at: http://www.eur.nl/fsw/graduateschool/opening/, to be able to ensure you of a place to sit.

 

A perfect match? Expectations and needs of supervisors and Ph.D. candidates

Many circumstances influence the successful finishing of a Ph.D. project. This is the general theme of the opening event.

What expectations do PhD candidates and supervisors have of each other? What seems to be a perfect match? How can the working relation between supervisors and PhD candidates be enhanced? And it is possible, in a very early stage, to see if a candidate will be able to finish his work? And what specific requirements can be defined to help a student to finish his Ph.D?

A general introduction of this theme is given by professor Mark Bovens of Utrecht University, who together with dr. René Butter (Psychology department) developed an approach to facilitate the interaction between supervisors and Ph. D. candidates.

After an interactive discussion on the experiences and expectations of Ph.D. candidates and promoters and supervisors regarding their research projects, the Erasmus Graduate School for the Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences will be officially established. The responsible Deans and Rector of participating faculties and institutions (FSS, FP, ESHCC and ISS) will sign the regulatory statue of the school. Our Rector Magnificus professor Henk Schmidt will reveal the website of the school and the name and slogan of the school.

Also we are proud to introduce the PhD-Council to you. To close the opening session they will present their view regarding the role that courses, seminars and social media can play within the graduate school.

Programme:

14.30-14.55 Restaurant open for coffee and tea

15.00-15.10 Introduction by prof.dr. Victor Bekkers, the Dean of the Graduate School

15.10-15.40 Keynote by professor Mark Bovens of Utrecht University in which he will talk about his vision on an optimal HRM for PhD candidates, incl. the role of the supervisor and he will discuss some best practices.

15.40-16.00 Talk by dr. René Butter (Psychology department) in which he will speak of the psychological aspects of writing a PhD and how these can be incorporated in optimal human resource practices

16.00-16.20 Plenary discussion

16.20-16.40 The responsible Deans and Rector of participating faculties and institutions (FSS, FP, ESHCC and ISS) will sign the regulatory statue of the graduate school and the official name and slogan of the school and its website will be revealed.

16.40-17.10 The newly established PhD council will present itself and will talk about their view regarding the role that courses, seminars and social media can play within the graduate school.

17.15-18.00 Meet & greet drinks will be served until 18.00 hours.

 

For more information, contact: René Coenen (coenen@fsw.eur.nl) or Martijn van Hal (vanhal@bv2013.eur.nl)

 

 

We look forward to welcoming you.

 

Prof. dr. Victor Bekkers, Dean of the Erasmus Graduate School for the Humanities, Social and Behavorial Sciences

Jan Nagtzaam, Manager of the Erasmus Graduate School for the Humanities, Social and Behavorial Sciences

René Coenen, Management Assistant of the Erasmus Graduate School for the Humanities, Social and Behavorial Sciences