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Project Management for PhD's


  • The goal of the course is to become acquainted with several elements of project management.
  • At the end of the course you will have a solid grasp of the scope of your project and possible pitfalls.
  • Managing your PhD project will become a lot easier.


  • Introduction and exchanging experiences
  • The basics of project management
  • Time management and project planning
  • Communication and influencing
  • Plotting the forces around your project/ Managing your supervisor
  • Risk analysis
  • Recap
  • Course code

    PM-1910, PM-1911

  • Programme is for

    For first and/or second year PhD’s.

  • ECTS

    The study load for this course is roughly equivalent to 0,5 ECTS.

  • Date

    Wednesday 16 October 2019

    Wednesday 6 November 2019

  • Time

    1 day from 9.00 till 17.00 (incl. simple lunch).

  • Location

    U parkhotel

  • Course fee

    This training will be paid from central funds. However, you do need permission from your head of department.

  • Maximum participants

    Maximum of 12 participants

  • Trainers

    Jan Pieter Weening, experienced trainer f.e. at the RUG. 

  • Course materials

    The course contents are closely related to those in the book Project Management for PhDs by Jeanine de Bruin and Brigitte Hertz. You do not need this book for the course, but we do offer course participants a (free) copy of the book as a reference. 

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