PhD Council Mission and achievements

The RIMLS PhD Council is for all RIMLS PhD candidates to support them in obtaining their PhD. In the past years, the RIMLS PhD Council, together with its management team, has been leading in introducing changes vital for the RIMLS PhD program. Some highlights include:
  • Introducing two entirely new courses: “In the lead” and “Within Sight of my PhD”, focussing on soft and transferable skills and competences while ambitions of the PhDs and the preparation for next career steps are most important.
  • Availability of RU courses and lobbying to keep them available and free of charge.
  • Introduction of Peer-to-Peer program, making sure all PhD candidates start prepared while providing a platform for questions early after the starting date.
  • Introduction of the PhD thesis committee, allowing feedback from multiple sides besides the direct supervision to improve PhD trajectories.
  • PhD interaction by organisation of drinks and other social events such as the supervisor of the year election. Feel free to join!
  • Introducing “Meet the Expert” meetings fulfilling the need of PhD candidates to get informed on state-of-the-art new technologies. 
The PhD Council aims to the bridge the gap between PhD candidates and RIMLS PhD program developers to be able to keep improving. Do you have remarks, suggestions for improvement or other input? Contact one of the PhD Council members!

PhD Council Mission and achievements

The RIMLS PhD Council is for all RIMLS PhD candidates to support them in obtaining their PhD.

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Through the Institute's website and via newsletters and email the Council aims to provide the RIMLS PhD candidates with relevant information about subjects that might be of interest to them, such as important rules and regulations, developments within the Institute, relevant courses and activities. FAQ RIMLS PhD program

PhD retreat RIMLS

The PhD Council organizes an annual two-day retreat. It provides an ideal opportunity to present study results or research plans to fellow PhD candidates. Besides scientific content and workshops/masterclasses, there will be plenty of opportunities to connect with colleagues and keynote speakers. registration PhD retreat 2020

Peer to peer talk

PhD candidate members of the PhD council will meet you in a small group of fellow PhD candidates that have just started to provide background information about the RIMLS PhD program and other PhD related affairs. read more

Events Events

The council organizes regular events for PhD candidates. We organize discussions and workshops throughout the year.

PhD Council members