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PNN has launched a digital platform for external PhD candidates, purposed to connect external PhDs with each other and with PNN. The goal is to break the isolation that external PhD candidates often experience. On the platform, external PhDs can ask questions and share information with each other, whilst PNN will regularly posts information useful for external PhDs. Also, PNN will organize virtual (and when the corona crisis is over, also physical) meetings for external PhD candidates, which will be announced on the platform.
For an exchange of more personal experiences, we also started a private facebook group:
Are you an external PhD candidate, and do you think that a digital platform can be useful to you? Please register!
Are you an internal PhD candidate, and do you want to help external colleagues with information that you have easier access to they they have? Please register!
Do you know other external PhD candidates, or people who want to apply for an external PhD position? Please forward this information.
On Thursday February 20th, PNN president Lucille Mattijssen took part in the panel discussion at the presentation of Floris Cohen’s book “The Ideal University”. Prior to the discussion, she was given the opportunity to briefly discuss how Floris Cohen had revised the promotion system at the Ideal University. Her critical speech can be found here.
VAWO members have voted en masse for the merger with the Algemene Onderwijsbond (AOb). Of all the votes cast, 97% were in favor of the merger. The members of AOb also agreed to the merger. This means that starting January 1 2020, the interests of VAWO members will be represented by AOb. In order to do this properly, AOb will set up a new sector especially for academic education and research (WO&O).
But what changes for you as a member?
Remains the same or improves:
What does change:
The ‘look’ may change, but the ‘feel’ remains the same. Often together with PNN, the VAWO is proud to fight for the interests of PhD candidates. For this reason, a PNN board member has been on the VAWO board for years. Within the AOb, PNN continues to stand up for better labor conditions and a stronger position for PhD candidates. PNN looks forward to a good collaboration with the AOb WO&O to work for a healthy academic environment.