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PhD/PD Council


The IoP PhD/PD-council has two main objectives: firstly the council addresses possible problems for PhD candidates and has frequent meetings with the institute director. Secondly, the council organizes events in order to facilitate mingling of PhD candidates from different groups.

We believe that you will be able to perform better in your PhD when you know your colleagues personally, but more important, it's also good if you feel at home in the faculty. The council organizes several events to facilitate for this.

  • Every first Thursday of the month there are drinks for PhD-candidates and Postdocs in the Oerknal, the bar in the university sports centre just in front of the faculty. 
  • In 2013 the council organized the IoP PhD/PD-symposium, which we plan to do annually.
  • Furthermore, we organize the 'End of the Year BBQ' which takes place at the end of the academic year.
  • We plan to organize introductory meetings for new PhD-candidates and Postdocs in the future.