At ORC we like tradition. Every 2 years a PhD study trip is undertaken and organised by PhD students. During this adventure we share knowledge, obtain new ideas and make new friends at research institutes all over the world.
At the laboratory of Organic Chemistry in Wageningen we like tradition. Every two years a PhD study trip is undertaken and organised by PhD students. During this adventure we share knowledge, obtain new ideas and make new friends at research institutes all over the world. Past editions of the PhD trip have already taken us to many great destinations, in 2013 to Germany & Switzerland and the editions before that to Scotland, China & Sweden.
We would hereby like to announce that the destination selected for 2015 is Canada. In April 2015 we will have a 10-day visit to Canada with 12 PhD students accompanied and supervised by ORC chair Prof. Dr. Han Zuilhof.
In Canada we will be stimulated on both a scientific and cultural level. In mini-symposia we share knowledge, scientific results and culture with each other. The strength of this format is the fact that we PhD students present our work to other PhD students in Canada. Fruitful discussions are at the horizon.
With previous success stories in Switzerland, Scotland and China the PhD study trip is recognized by our graduate school as an important part of the PhD curriculum. During the trip highly important skills like presenting and networking will be trained so we can develop ourselves as the scientists of the future.
For more information please have a look at the 2015 PhD trip website.
On behalf of the organizing committee,
Tjerk J. Sminia (Chairman)
Sweccha Joshi (Secretary)
Medea Kosian (Treasurer)
Digvijay Gahtory (Public relations officer)