Monday, December 14, 2009

Graduate Schools Netherlands

For almost four centuries the University of Groningen has prepared men and women for careers across many disciplines. Both teaching and research have always been at the heart of the exceptional breadth of the university’s degree programmes. This union of teaching and research was recently embodied in Graduate Schools in the fields of Business and Economics, Law, Humanities and Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Sciences and Technology. These bring together distinguished staff members and talented students who share a common interest.

With the formation of graduate schools the University of Groningen aims to ease the transition between the Master’s and PhD level, deliver graduates with strong research skills to follow professional careers, and create a supporting environment with scholars excelling in a specified field of expertise. In this approach the University of Groningen does not distinguish between graduate or professional schools: research in its scientific and academic application and translation into career opportunities are combined objectives. Graduate Schools offer exceptional services, activities and events that enhance graduate study. An important facet is the interaction between graduate schools, research institutes and faculties, ensuring an interdisciplinary approach and profiting from a wide range of (external) networks.
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