Graduates with Initiative
Students that write a master thesis at the Operations Research and Logistics (ORL) group have the chance to put their acquired knowledge and skills into practice and further strengthen their research skills. They learn how to conduct a research project and become a specialist in (one of the) central themes of the ORL group. Taking into account the size of the thesis (i.e. the number of ECTS), we together decide about a project which fits best.
Are you interested in exploring a master thesis with ORL, or are you triggered after following (one of) our courses? Do not hesitate to send an e-mail to our thesis coordinator Harmke (firstname.lastname@example.org) and fill out this intake form. You will be invited to visit one of our plenary intake meetings (which are organized organized bi-weekly).
Designing and managing circular food and biobased supply chains
Managing disruptions in food and biobased supply chains
Dietary optimization and sustainable supply chain design
Not-for-profit supply chain design
Supply chain planning to minimize waste
Students can explore our availabe thesis topics in ORL Thesis Brightspace. Find us via the discover tab, and enroll yourself. We also allow students to write their own topic proposal. Please contact email@example.com to discuss your ideas, or meet our coordinator in the walk-in hours.
Personal development of our ORL students is leading. Together with the thesis coordinator, you determine the type of thesis that you will conduct. During your master thesis, one of our group’s experts will support you from the start, but it is our sincere belief that most students have to deal with common challenges. To overcome these challenges, we create learning communities for our master students in the form of thesis rings and colloquia. In thesis rings, students get familiar with the process of thesis writing and, via peer reviewing and social discussions, get insights in the progress and challenges of fellow students. In colloquia, students will present their work and have the opportunity to pose questions or to provide (receive) feedback to (from) fellow students. Thesis rings are organized in each new period.
For further information on the master thesis, please check our prerequisites, procedures and examples on the right.
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How can I choose a thesis topic?
If you are sure about one of the topics, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is also possible to submit your proposal for a self-created topic. In this case, please send an e-mail to email@example.com to receive further instructions on what is needed for this preliminary proposal. For inspiration, we advise you to visit the publications of our group on our website (and the fingerprints of our staff!), to discover our current projects, to have a look at the examples of master theses, and to join or bi-weekly student colloquium, where students present their research.