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Courses in Management, Job Application and Career Planning

Enhancing your professional skills

HRSMC encourages its PhD students to take courses in management, job application and/or career planning.

We consider these courses and workshops to be a valuable addition to our PhD Education. Here a selection of various possibilities is given.

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WiR workshops are intended for PhD students, postdocs and other researchers, who already have some results and wish to make the most of them. Don't be put off by thinking you need some earth-shattering new research. Something is enough! 

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KNCV - Royal Netherlands Chemical Society

Offers its members discount on courses and workshops regarding job application, career planning and management skills (e.g. time management). 

KNCV training and courses (Dutch)


Specialises in training and personal coaching for scientists, in communication and management.

ElroyCOM (Dutch)

NIBI - Dutch Institute for Biology

Offers research management training for researchers (PhD students and postdocs).

NIBI management training (Dutch)

Hertz, trainingen voor wetenschappers

The Hertz center offers training for scientists.  Brigitte Hertz cooperates with VU University Amsterdam and organises a special training for firstyear PhD students.

Hertz, training for scientists

Leiden University

Offers several courses for PhD's, such as a two-day research management training for first and second year PhD students. A special department provides career planning advice for university employees.

Skills courses for PhD candidates

Training and career development centre

University of Amsterdam

PhD students and employees of the University of Amsterdam have several options in training and support:

Amsterdam Institute for Lifelong Learning in Education

Loopbaan Adviescentrum (Dutch; UvA employees only)

Pro-Actief UvA for carreer advice, coaching and training

VU University 

For its employees the VU university offers counseling and career advice.

Centrum voor Studie en Loopbaan (Dutch)

FOM - Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter

Offers courses specially for trainee researchers, such as 'Taking charge of your PhD project' and 'The art of presenting science'.

FOM courses for trainee researchers