- Wednesday 16 Mar 2022, 13:00 - 18:00
- Forum zaal
- Van der Goot Building
- Campus Woudestein
In the context of the national sector plan, Erasmus School of Law is organising a conference ''Healthy PhD Practices'', on 16 March 2022, in Rotterdam.
One of the KPI’s in the sector plan is to shorten the average duration of PhD trajectories in the coming years, in which the ‘PhD culture’ is of great importance.
Moderator: Professor Karin van Wingerde
12.15 - 13.00
|Walk-in with sandwiches|
|13.00 - 13.15||Opening by Professor Harriët Schelhaas, Dean Erasmus School of Law|
|13.15 - 14.00||Plenary session by Professor Marijke Malsch|
|14.15 - 15.00||Workshops 1 and 2 (parallel sessions)|
An articles-based PhD in Law (English)
Progress monitoring (Dutch)
|15.00 - 15.15||Coffee break|
|15.15 - 16.00|
Workshops 3 and 4 (parallel sessions)
|16.00 - 16.15||Coffee break|
|16.15 - 17.15||Closing panel discussion, chaired by Professor Ivo Giesen|
|17.15 - 18.00||Drinks|
The conference will start with a plenary session: Doctoral thesis: test of competence or life's work?, by Professor Marijke Malsch, Open University.
After that, there will be two rounds of two parallel thematic workshops. You can find the details on the workshops, and an overview of the workshop leaders and workshop panel members here:
The workshop leader will start with a short introduction about the topic and introduce a few propositions. These propositions will be discussed with the co-panellists (senior and early-career researchers), followed by an open discussion and questions from the audience.
PhD on articles: what does a PhD on articles imply for the work process and the culture?
Workshop leader: Professor Evert Stamhuis (Erasmus University)
Workshop panelists: Professor Pauline Westerman (Groningen University); ); Professor Monica Claes (Maastricht University); Elco Nab, LLM (Radboud University); Sophie Harleman, LLM (Utrecht University)
Progress monitoring: the role of the go/no go decision and the progress monitoring aimed at PhD completion in 4 years.
Workshop leader: Dr Koen Swinnen (Erasmus University)
Workshop panellists: Dr Michael Milo (Utrecht University); Professor Albertjan Tollenaars (Groningen University); Jessie Pool, LLM (Leiden University); Hannah van Kolfschooten, LLM (University of Amsterdam)
Mental wellbeing of PhD researchers: an important theme that also affects the (timely) completion of the PhD programme.
Workshop leader: Dr Federica Violi (Erasmus University)
Workshop panellists: Professor Janet Thompson Jackson (Washborn University, visiting professor Groningen University); Dr Marta Morvillo (University of Amsterdam); Dr Lucas Roorda (Utrecht University); Daniela Garcia-Caro Briceno, MSc (Erasmus University)
Size and scope of dissertation: the length and structure of a dissertation; clear choices in the research proposal (e.g., research question, subquestions, methods etc); experiences with relatively short dissertations compared to dissertations of a larger size.
Workshop leader: Professor Sanne Taekema (Erasmus Universiteit)
Workshop panelists: Professor Marijke Malsch (Open University); Professor Kiki Brölmann (University of Amsterdam); Dr Lisa Ansems (Leiden University); Wiebe Hommes, LLM (University of Amsterdam); Marilou Hubers, LLM (Maastricht University)
In the closing panel, Directors of the Graduate Schools, Vice deans of Research and PhD researchers will reflect on the outcome from the workshops and discuss about how to further stimulate healthy PhD culture. The findings of the conference will be shared afterwards with all attendees, the boards and policy advisors of the Dutch Law Schools. For an overview of the members of the closing panel, see below.
Professor Britta van Beers
Director Graduate School, VU Amsterdam
Professor Stefaan van den Bogaert
Vice Dean of Research, Leiden University
Professor Monica Claes
Vice Dean of Research, Maastricht University
Daniela Garcia-Caro Briceno, MSc
PhD researcher, Erasmus University
Professor Anna Gerbrandy
Vice Dean of Research, Utrecht University
Sophie Harleman, LLM
PhD researcher, Utrecht University
Marilou Hubers, LLM
PhD researcher, Maastricht University
Hannah van Kolfschooten, LLM
PhD researcher, University of Amsterdam
Professor Marijke Malsch,
Vice Dean of Research, Open University
Elco Nab, LLM
PhD researcher, Radboud University
Dr Marloes van Noorloos
Deputy Director graduate school, Tilburg University
Professor Goran Sluiter
Vice Dean of Research, University of Amsterdam
Professor Albertjan Tollenaars
Director Graduate School, Groningen University
Professor Michael Veder
Vice Dean of Research, Radboud University
Professor Karin van Wingerde
Director Graduate School, Erasmus University
The conference will be in English, but two of the four workshops will be in Dutch. The conference will take place on the campus of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. However, a live stream will also be available. You can register on this page or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use this mail address for more information.