Based on Science, Built on Trust

7 December 2012 from 12:00 to 18:30 hrs
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The scientific cooperation between China and the Netherlands dates back more than thirty years. It started with just one programme in 1980. Now in 2012 we have a full portfolio of strategic programmes. Throughout the years, training of talented young researchers has always been an important aim.

PhD candidates from both China and Netherlands are involved in all our programmes, both specific PhD programmes and any of the joint research programmes. They benefit from the complementary expertise of excellent scientists in both countries while getting to know the science system in both countries. They build closer ties and a lasting cooperation, forming a network of ambassadors for the Sino-Dutch research cooperation.

The PhD event is organised for this group of young researchers. We offer  interesting and challenging disputes and workshops, a keynote speech of an international expert and a lot of opportunity to get to know each other. 

Disputes are about the exchange of ideas and views about a specific subject in a small group. Two speakers will give their vision, after which the participants will discuss the subject looking at it from different scientific disciplines. All participants are equal and can freely express their views and opinions. (More information on the Disputes)

Workshops are practical in design and give in a short amount of time direction, tips and trics to broader subjects. In a small group with one instructor the participants will actively work on a subject and at the end will be able put their new skills into practice. (More information on the Workshops)

Preliminary Programme

12:00 p.m.

Registration and lunch

1:00 p.m.

Opening and welcome by KNAW and NWO

1:15 p.m.

Presentation booklet by Prof. Martin Stokhof (Chair KNAW NWO China committee)

1:30 p.m.

Keynote speech by Prof. Cao Jinghua, Deputy Director General Chinese Academy of Sciences

2:00 p.m.

Lecture: How to make a success of your PhD project

2:30 p.m.

Coffee/tea and moving to breakout sessions

3:00 p.m.

Start first round of breakout sessions (registration open to PhD candidates only)

4:00 p.m.

Coffee/tea and change of breakout sessions

4:30 p.m.

Start second round of breakout sessions (registration open to PhD candidates only)

5:30 p.m.

Closing session, Prof. Martin Stokhof

6:00 p.m.