The last lunch-discussion was a success! On Tuesday 13th of March, there was a discussion on the topic 'Internationalization for PhDs at the UT.
In 2006 P-NUT conducted a questionnaire on the satisfaction of international PhDs at the UT. During the lunch discussion the results of this questionnaire were presented. The presentation is online now.
Questions that were discussed:
•What kind of problems are faced while applying for a residence permit?
•Is learning Dutch needed for international PhDs to feel home/socialize?
•What are the consequences of bringing a partner for international PhDs?
•What can be done to make international PhDs more integrated to their group/university/society?
•What kind of information should be provided to international PhDs and how?
Do you find UT international enough?
Several people from within the UT organization and Ilse Schenk from Nuffic/ERA-MORE Netherlands contributed to the very fruitful discussion.
The outcomes of the discussion will be used to formulate more recommendations and solutions for the UT management.