Good Graduate School Principles

Tal van Nederlandse Graduate Schools hebben belangrijke stappen gezet in de professionalisering van de promotieopleiding. Er is echter een gebrek aan een regelmatige uitwisseling van ideeën en een gemakkelijke toegankelijkheid van inspirerende praktijken voor collega’s. Met dit in het achterhoofd publiceert het Nederlands Expertise Centrum voor de Promotieopleiding Good Practice Principles for Graduate Schools in the Netherlands.

PNN Survey 2020

Intro

Here you can find all reports based on the PNN PhD Survey 2020. These reports provide insights in the employment conditions and the wellbeing of PhDs in the Netherlands. This survey was the first to investigate PhDs in the Netherlands on a national level.

Topics 

Survey information, Demographics and COVID-19
Wellbeing
Contract characteristics
Supervision and freedom
Non-standard PhD arrangements
Workplace malpractices
Teaching
Collective Labor Agreement
International PhDs
Open Science,  Recognition and rewards, Career

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Graduate Spirit

Graduate SPIRIT is an EU Erasmus+ funded project. The participating partners are nine European graduate schools with a similar profile, among which the Erasmus University Rotterdam (project coordinator).

The project will provide an inventory of best practices in graduate schools with respect to PhD candidates, staff, curriculum and organisation. In addition, the project will test a number of innovations regarding international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral doctoral training. https://www.gradspirit.eu/

New publication: Tips and Tricks.

This report is envisioned as a tool to help European graduate schools, staff members, and doctoral students find examples of activities carried out by the project’s consortium partners and study their approaches to foster Triple-I doctoral education. As such, the report gives an overview of best-practices in the field of social sciences and the humanities. Additionally, the collected trips & tricks of the best practices have been transformed into an interactive toolbox, which will be made available on this website in October. https://www.gradspirit.eu/new-publication-tips-and-tricks/

Supervision quality – Zürich University

Sonneveld, H. 2017/2020. Supervision quality at the Graduate School in Geography and Earth System Science University of Zurich. Zürich, Switzerland: Graduate School in Geography and Earth System Science.

This report deals with the evaluation by the PhD candidates of the Graduate School of the doctoral working conditions, with a focus on the supervision quality. Most important findings do concern: expected time to degree, role of teaching during the PhD trajectory, composition of the supervision committee, frequency of meetings with the committee, function of the written supervision agreement, appreciation of the primary supervision, qualities of the supervision the candidates are missing.

PhD survey Zürich 2020

 

Managing change in doctoral education

Slaven Mihaljević, Managing and Leading Change in Higher Education Institutions: The Example of Doctoral Education. Zagreb University, 2019, doctoral thesis.

The aim of the research

Investigating the process of changes in doctoral education at selected European universities and identifying the main factors influencing the results. Multiple case studies  as regards the modernization of doctoral education have been conducted  at four public universities, in Slovenia, Austria, Portugal and Montenegro. The external environment, and the internal organizational culture and structure had a profound impact on the scope, goals, duration and effectiveness of methods used during the process of modernizing doctoral education.

KEYWORDS: Doctoral education; change; change agents; Burke–Litwin model; change management.

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Bestuur

Voorzitster van het bestuur  (vanaf Maart 2020)

  • Inge van der Weiden. Senior researcher, lecturer and PhD coordinator Center for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), University of Leiden.

Leden van het bestuur (vanaf Maart 2020)

  • Gab van Winkel. Researcher and adviser on doctoral education. Division: Corporate Strategy & Accounts, Subdivision Dean of Research Office. Wageningen University.
  • Linda Martens. Policy officer research. Tilburg Law School, Tilburg University.
  • Hannerieke van der Boom. FHML Policy Advisor PhD Affairs, PhD TRACK coordinator & CAPHRI PhD coordinator. Maastricht University.
  • Paul van Dijk. Director Twente Graduate School. University of Twente.
  • Hans Sonneveld. Advisor and researcher with regard to doctoral programs. Former president of the board.

Professionalisering van promovendibegeleiding

Vrijdag 20 september 2019 organiseerde het Nederlands Expertise Centrum voor de Promotieopleiding (NECPO) in Tilburg een discussiebijeenkomst over de professionalisering van de promotieopleiding. 37 collega’s met leidinggevende functies in de organisatie van het promoveren aan 13 Nederlandse universiteiten waren aanwezig. Ook promovendi waren vertegenwoordigd.

Inleidingen

De bijeenkomst startte met een inleiding door de voorzitter van het NECPO, Hans Sonneveld (Stellingen HS). Daarna presenteerden Hannerieke van der Boom (Maastricht University, Presentatie HvdB) en Joris Veenhoven (Universiteit Utrecht, Presentatie JV) hun ervaringen met respectievelijk de ontwikkeling van een programma voorpromovendibegeleiders en de uitvoering daarvan.

Eisen aan trainingen

De deelnemers gingen daarna uiteen in drie subgroepen. Zij bespraken de eisen die aan programma’s voor begeleiders gesteld zouden moeten worden. Uitkomsten werden vervolgens plenair gepresenteerd. Daarna presenteerde promovenda Annemarie Balvert (Presentatie AB) namens de PhD council Tilburg Law School een reflectie. Tenslotte trokken de deelnemers enkele voorzichtige conclusies wat betreft de wenselijkheid van een programma voor promovendibegeleiders en de organisatorische randvoorwaarden daarvoor.

Verslag bijeenkomst