During the General Members Meeting of 25 September 2020, Rosanne Anholt was elected as the new chair of PNN. Anholt focus in her trajectory on the subject of resilience in the context of international security and succeeds Lucille Mattijssen, who will leave PNN board after one year of chairmanship.
Anholt looks forward to improving the position of PhD candidates in the coming year, together with the PNN board members and the PhD representatives of the universities. Anholt: “Scientists have been drawing attention for a number of years to the high workload, the large proportion of temporary contracts, and the structural underfunding of education. The fundamental problems in science particularly affect the most vulnerable groups, such as PhD candidates. The PNN unites PhD candidates and is committed to making their voices heard towards policymakers and politicians. The results of the PNN Survey, which was conducted among 1600 PhD candidates, provide important starting points for this.