PhD council

Composition

The PhD Council consists of 12 members. The intention is to have at least 1 member from each of the 11 Dutch universities participating in the OZSW. In addition, the PhD Council strives to be representative of the different philosophical disciplines present within the OZSW. Considering the size of the different sections, this means that the following composition is roughly what is aimed at:

Current members

The PhD Council still has some vacancies. If you are a PhD student in the area of History of Philosophy, and you are interested in joining the PhD Council, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of the current members for more information.

The current members of the OZSW PhD Council are:

UniversityNameAreaOZSW section
Vacant (treasurer) Theoretical
Philosophy
Michael Klenk (chair)Utrecht University (UU)m.b.o.t.klenk@uu.nlTheoretical
Philosophy
VacantHistory of
Philosophy
Joachim Nieuwland Leiden University (UL)j.nieuwland@phil.leidenuniv.nlEthics & Practical
Philosophy
Daphne Truijens Erasmus University Rotterdamdctruijens@gmail.com Ethics & Practical
Philosophy
Olga KudinaUniversiteit Twenteolga.kudina@utwente.nlEthics & Practical
Philosophy
Bianca BosmanUniversity of Groningen b.bosman@rug.nl History of
Philosophy
vacantTheoretical
Philosophy
Jan BergenDelft University of Technology (TUD) j.p.bergen@tudelft.nl Ethics & Practical
Philosophy
Marjolein LanzingEindhoven University of Technology (TUE)m.lanzing@tue.nlEthics & Practical
Philosophy
vacantHistory of
Philosophy
vacant Theoretical
Philosophy
Tjidde TempelsWageningen University (WUR)tjidde.tempels@wur.nlEthics & Practical
Philosophy

Mission / purpose

The PhD Council has two main tasks within the OZSW:

  1. Providing advice and feedback to the OZSW – The PhD Council can submit solicited or unsolicited advice to the scientific director of the OZSW, as well as to the board of the OZSW, regarding the training and supervision of PhD students. Furthermore, the PhD Council is allowed to select 3 of its members, one for each of the three OZSW sections, to attend meetings of the 3 section steering committees.
  2. Organizing activities for the PhD students of the OZSW – These activities include, but need not be limited to, a number of 1-day seminars throughout the year. These seminars aim to stimulate the exchange of experiences and ideas among PhD students. More specifically, they aim to (a) deepen and broaden the knowledge of PhD students on a specific philosophical issue or topic, or (b) expand the generic skills of the PhD students, contributing to their success as a PhD student, or a career inside or outside academia.

Mediation

PhD-students and junior researchers in philosophy may address the PhD-Council and/or the Scientific Director in case of conflicts occurring between individual researchers and their supervisors. If necessary, the Scientific Director (Han van Ruler) will take up the case in question with the dean of the faculty or the head of the department concerned and act as an informal mediator between the junior researcher in question and his or her institution.

Activities of the PhD Council

For an overview of upcoming seminars organized by the PhD Council: see here.

The PhD Council finds it important to point out what good supervising consists of and wants to honor supervisors who set a positive example. Therefore the PhD Council took the initiative for an annual award for the best supervisor. The price consists of a trophy with the name of the winner on it and, of course, eternal fame.

The PhD Council handed out the first annual award for best supervisor in 2013. Our laureate for that year was Prof. Sabine Roeser from TU Delft. Here you can find an interview with Sabine that she gave in June 2014. In 2015, Dr. Maarten Franssen received the award for best supervisor.

Useful weblinks for PhD students

Useful weblinks for PhD students

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