Welcome to the Beadle’s Office
The Beadle’s Office undertakes and supervises the PhD defence ceremony procedure on behalf of the Rector of Erasmus University Rotterdam. It organises and prepares academic ceremonies such as PhD defence ceremonies, inaugural speeches, valedictory speeches, the opening of the academic year and the celebration of the Dies Natalis, or anniversary of the university. The Beadle’s Office also has an advisory role in other university events, such as graduations and awarding degree certificates, presenting prizes and honours, and speeches. The Beadle’s Office takes care of Erasmus University Rotterdam's academic rituals.
The PhD defences will not take place publicly in the Senate Hall or Professor Andries Queridoroom due to the coronavirus. The candidates will defend their thesis online. Below your will find the protocol for online defences.
Contact Beadle's Office
Visiting address: Woudestein - room A1-05 (near the Senaatszaal)
Visiting times: Monday through Friday between 9.30 hrs and 13.00 hrs (or by appointment)
PhD defence ceremonies
PhD defence ceremonies at Erasmus University Rotterdam
Information on inaugural speeches at Erasmus University Rotterdam
General information on academic rituals at Erasmus University Rotterdam
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