PhD Day


On August 26, 2013, the University of Groningen will be hosting the 2nd edition of the Groningen PhD Day. This event is organized jointly by the Groningen Organization for PhD Education and Recreation (Gopher) and the Graduate Schools of the University of Groningen. This year’s main focus will be on Energy, Healthy Ageing, and Sustainable Society, which represent the three major research lines of our university.

With this event, we have two main goals: first, to bring the academia, the industry and the students together, and secondly, to provide a networking platform for all three included parties. To do that, we will gather different high-profile speakers both from the academia and the industry who will deliver interesting and inspiring talks on diverse subjects. The day will include 3 keynote lectures, 16 talks delivered in three parallel sessions, a company fair, "ice-cream" networking and finally it will be concluded with an unforgettable party. We hope that all the PhD students will recognize the quality and the potential of this event and ensure their place on time. Registrations will stay open until reaching full capacity.

The location of the event will be in the beautiful Academy building of the University, which is situated in the heart of Groningen. The plenary lectures will be held in the Aula, which is undoubtedly one of the most impressive lecture halls in the Netherlands and, importantly, where the PhD students will defend their thesis.  

Looking forward to see you on the 26th of August!
PhD Day Organizing Committee

(*) ECTS - European Credits Transfer and Accumulation System (Link) 

Gold Sponsors

GasTerra HANNN     NetzoDruk


PhD Day 2013:



Supported by

University of groningen


Registration ended August 20

(late registrations at the registration desk)

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