As the debate about the state of Dutch education and research continues, the biggest group of scientists – the PhD students – are hardly heard. What do they think of the quality of their PhD programmes, the pressure to publish, career prospects in academia, and funding? During this discussion afternoon, they take centre stage. The event is hosted by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).
Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and the Humanities (EGS3H)
The Graduate School is an Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) joint venture of the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC), the Faculty of Philosophy and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS).
To provide aspiring PhD researchers an efficient application service, the Graduate School uses an online application system. Visit our admission page for a step-by-step guide.
The third Dean's Master Class will focus on the research theme 'Work' from four disciplinary angles: Media and Communication, Psychology, Public Administration and Sociology. The respective speakers are: Associate Professor Erik Hitters, Professor Marise Born, Associate Professor Laura den Dulk and Associate Professor Ferry Koster.
In a new edition of 'Meet our PhD candidates', Bert van den Bergh of the Erasmus University Faculty of Philosophy tells about his research into 'the malaise of late modernity': a cultural-philosophical interpretation of the 'depression epidemic'.
Graduate School Dean Professor Liesbet van Zoonen recently hosted the third edition of the Dean's Master Class, this time focusing on 'Work'. The winning proposal was presented by PhD students Anil Palakodeti (Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies), Andrea Reina-Tamayo (Psychology) and Qiaomei Yang (Public Administration), whom were awarded the 'DAME'; the Dean’s Award for Multidisciplinary Excellence. Congratulations!
In a new edition of 'Meet our PhD candidates', Dirk Koppenol tells about his research into the decision-making process preceding the construction of the megaproject Maasvlakte 2, an expansion of the Port of Rotterdam. Dirk: "An expensive project provokes resistance, but also offers 'bargaining chips' with which to negotiate and generate support."