Investing in science is investing in PhD’s

  • PhD candidates form an important basis for science in the Netherlands. By investing in PhD candidates, you invest directly in Dutch science.
  • A doctorate is work and for that reason PhD candidates must be treated as employees. PhD candidates are responsible for a large part of the research conducted in the Netherlands and must be rewarded for this. You retain and attract talented young researchers through attractive employment conditions. This improves the quality of research.
  • Investing in young researchers does not stop with investing in research. Universities must commit to the broader development and career opportunities of PhD candidates. In this way, society outside the academy can also benefit from the knowledge and skills of these scientists.