WIAS Introduction Day

Course schedule

Dates Start time End time Location Coordinator registrations
20 April 2023 08:45 20:00 WICC WIAS 28 / 30 Apply
19 October 2023 08:45 20:00 WICC WIAS 8 / 30 Apply

Course description

Course description

This is a compulsory course for all PhD candidates enrolled with the Graduate School WIAS. You are strongly advised to take this course within the first six months of registration or at the first opportunity when you are in the Netherlands.

During this course you will be provided with important information and guidance that will be will help to equip you for the rest of your PhD. You will get to meet other PhD candidates through group work and networking during the breaks and dinner.

General Information

Target Group

WIAS PhD candidates

Course level

general, postgraduate

Group size

a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 30 participants

Course duration

1 day (including networking dinner) and given twice per year

Prior knowledge


Homework/ self- study

Familiarization with information for PhDs on the WUR and WIAS websites



Credit points

 0.3 ECTS

Name lecturers

Hans Komen, Nicole Rodenburg, Maria Forlenza, Mark Goldman, Walter Gerrits and a WAPS council representative

Teaching methods

Lectures and working groups


Off campus



8:45   Registration and coffee

9:00   Welcome - WIAS Education Coordinator


9:05   Introduction to WIAS – Nicole Rodenburg (WIAS Executive Secretary)

9:55   Break 

PhD-supervisor communication

10:10  PhD candidate - Mark Goldman

10:40  Supervisor -   Maria Forlenza

11:15  Break 

11:35  Project and time management - Hans Komen

12:30  Break

13:30  Project and time management (continued) - Hans Komen

15:15  Break 

15:30  Managing stakeholders on your project - Walter Gerrits

17:15  Introduction to WAPS council - WAPS representative

17:30  Dinner