WIAS Introduction Day

Course schedule

This course is not scheduled yet.

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 25 participants

Course duration

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

Prior knowledge

Be familiar with PhD documents on the WIAS website

Homework/ self- study

Familiarization with information for PhDs on the WUR and WIAS website



Credit points

 0.3 ECTS

Name lecturers

Nicole Rodenburg, Maria Forlenza, Mark Goldman, Michiel Kleerebezem, Johan Schrama and a WAPS council representative

Teaching methods

Lectures and working groups


Hotel WICC



8:45   Registration and coffee

9:00   Welcome - WIAS Education Coordinator


9:05   Introduction to WIAS 

9:55   Break 

PhD-supervisor communication

10:10  PhD candidate 

10:40  Supervisor 

11:15  Break 

11:35  Project and time management 

12:30  Break

13:30  Project and time management (continued) 

15:15  Break 

15:30  Managing stakeholders on your project 

17:15  Introduction to WAPS council - WAPS representative

17:30  Dinner