PhD candidates at University of Twente form initiative group for networking and collaboration


From left to right: Imke Lammers, Koen de Koning, Anna Priante, Katharina Lemmens-Krug, Milana Korotka

The IGS PhD Initiative Group was born in September 2015 through a joint action of five PhD candidates (Milana Korotka (HRM), Katharina Lemmens-Krug (CHEPS), Imke Lammers (CSTM), Koen de Koning (CSTM) and Anna Priante (PA&NIKOS)), all of whom belong to the Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies (IGS) at the University of Twente.

Within IGS, departments perform multidisciplinary research in the field of governance and management of technological and social innovation. The range of research conducted is diverse, reflecting the PhD candidates and their projects.

The goal of the PhD Initiative Group is to strengthen the PhD network within and beyond IGS research departments. The group aspires to build bridges between departments, to strengthen collaboration with alumni and business, as well as facilitating collaboration and the exchange of insights gained from research projects.

Therefore the group aims at bringing PhD candidates together, building a network and get to know each other’s research projects, which paves the way for multidisciplinary collaboration in the future. We aim to achieve this by organising regular events, such as informative presentations, interactive workshops with prominent experts and alumni, and not least through social events.

The first event organised is the IGS PhD Networking Day on 10 March 2016. This half-day session kicks off with a keynote speech by Ruud Veltenaar, a philosopher known for his inspirational speeches. The keynote speech is followed by interactive sessions on topics like “multidisciplinarity in social sciences”, “valorisation of social science knowledge” and “how to manage your PhD”. Furthermore we will offer information on various funding opportunities from IGS. The day will be concluded with drinks. Curious about the IGS PhD Networking Day? You can register here before 29 February 2016.




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