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Press release: PhDs demand the termination of the experiment with PhD Scholarship students

This Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019, PhDs at the University of Groningen (RUG) and the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) demand the abolishment of the experiment with PhD Scholarship students. In a manifesto prepared by PhD scholarship students, they indicate that the experiment, in which PhD students were hired as a student rather than as an employee, has led to a deterioration of the research climate. In addition, the well-being of PhD scholarship students has not been taken into account. That is why, in addition to the abolishment of the experiment, they also demand employee status and compensation for the time they have worked as PhD scholarship students.

PNN informs about employment conditions at UTwente

On Thursday 21 November, the PhD Network of the University of Twente (P-NUT) will organize the PhD & PDEng Day 2019. In the exciting and broad program of this day, Promovendi Netwerk Nederland (PNN) will be present for a workshop on labor conditions, after successful editions earlier this year in Wageningen, Leiden, Utrecht, and Groningen. Since the beginning of this year, PNN, in collaboration with the Academic Union (VAWO), is actively engaged in informing PhD candidates about their rights. Under the provoking title PhDs: Slaves of science? Precarious working conditions of PhDs vs possibilities to do something about it PNN enters into discussion with PhDs about their place within the university, conflict situations, and the rights they can claim.

PNN informs about employment conditions in Groningen

On Friday 20 September, the University of Groningen organises its annual Groningen PhD Day. In the program of this day, Promovendi Netwerk Nederland (PNN) will be present for a workshop together with the Groningen Graduate Interest Network (GRIN) on labor conditions, after successful editions earlier this year in Wageningen, Leiden, Utrecht, and Groningen. Since the beginning of this year, PNN, in collaboration with the Academic Union (VAWO), is actively engaged in informing PhD candidates about their rights.  PNN and GRIN enter into discussion with PhDs about their place within the university, conflict situations, and the rights they can claim.