Newsletters 2015

Newsletter February 2015

Newsletter #02 – February 2015

P-NUT Events

oTeaching Workshop Lunch Meeting



oOpen Access discussion meeting

oBCF Career Event 2015

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Teaching Workshop Lunch Meeting – Wednesday, 11th of February 2015, 12:30-13:15 – Ravelijn RA 2231

My Teaching Experience as a PhD - Introduction to Everything you Need to Know

During this lunch meeting, Marije Hahnen-Florijn will give a short workshop on teaching with information most relevant for PhD candidates. The workshop will be a preview of courses available at the UT. Marjolein Rietman will then present courses available at the Centre for Training and Development and give practical information on registering.


Date: Wednesday, 11th of February 2015

Time: 12:30-13:15

Venue: Ravelijn RA 2231, University of Twente


Registration/cancellation deadline: Monday, 9th of February 2015

Bowling – Thursday, 19th of February, 19:15-21:30 – Bowling Enschede (Go Planet)

We all know bowling is awesome. There are no other sports that can be played professionally at the highest level as well as played by a bunch of people just for fun, often with the inclusion of alcoholic beverages. And bowling with your friends can be a lot of fun. It can also be a great occasion to go out and meet new people. Anyway, if you are looking for something to do, whether you think it’s a sport or not, go to the local alley with us, bowl a few games, and just have some fun.

The first round of drinks in on us!


Date: Thursday, 19th of February 2015

Time: 19:15-21:30

Venue: Bowling Enschede (Go Planet), Colosseum 72, 7521 PT Enschede


Registration/cancellation deadline: Tuesday, 17th of February 2015

P-NUT @ De Vluchte – Friday, 27th of February, 22:00 onwards – De Vluchte

Had a busy month? Relax a bit with P-NUT @ De Vluchte, a favorite among the PhDs!

Come and enjoy a wide choice of beers, ready to be picked up in their famous walk-in fridge! Enjoy your time there with a game of billiards, darts, kegelen or simply by having fun with your friends!

Meet with your fellow PhDs, share funny stories and enjoy the evening! :)


Date: Friday, 27th of February 2015

Time: 22:00 onwards

Venue: De Vluchte, Oldenzaalsestraat 153a, 7523 AA Enschede

Registration: None

Open Access discussion meeting

Open Access discussion meeting, February 18, 12:00-14:00, Audiozaal, Vrijhof

With Jos Engelen (NWO) and Detlef Lohse (UT, Physics of Fluids)

Since more than a year Open Access has been in the news regularly. After Secretary of State Sander Dekker presented the goal of 100% Open Access in 2024, the Association of universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) started negotiations with Elsevier, Springer and Wiley. By the end of 2014 it came to an agreement with Springer about open access publishing without article processing costs whereas the talks with the other publishers are still going on.

Scientists were informed by different media about these developments and were called on to publish their articles Open Access as much as possible. However, the ambition of 100% Open Access deserves a debate among scientists about promises and pitfalls.

Therefore Library & Archive and Strategy and Policy organize an Open Access discussion meeting on Wednesday February 18, 12:00-14:00 (lunch included). You are invited to join this meeting where Prof. Dr. Jos Engelen, chair of the Governing Board of NWO, will share his opinion about Open Access. Prof. Dr. Detlef Lohse, professor of Physics of Fluids, will act as co-referent and discussion leader.

Provisional programme:

12:00 Lunch

12:30 Welcome by Prof. dr. Franciska de Jong

12:45 Views on Open Access by Prof. dr. Jos Engelen

13:15 Panel discussion moderated by Prof. dr. Detlef Lohse

For question and more information you can contact dr. ir. Maarten van Bentum (tel. 4474,, Embedded Information Services - Library & Archive.

To join this meeting please register here:

BCF Career Event 2015        

Expand your career possibilities during BCF Career Event on May 21st, 2015!

Are you almost finished with your PhD and interested in job opportunities? Do you want to know more about the current labour market? Visit BCF Career Event 2015, the largest career fair for PhD students, postdocs and (young) professionals in the sectors Life Sciences, Chemistry, Food and Pharma, on the 21st of May in Amsterdam RAI, the Netherlands. Listen to inspiring presentations, meet relevant employers, get your CV checked and talk to a career coach about your career options. Get inspired through the presentations and workshops of the new conference ‘Talent for Growth’, free access for visitors of BCF Career Event.


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