Graduate Seminars

The Graduate seminars are a good example of the integration of research and teaching within the Graduate School. These twice-yearly seminars see (Research) Master's students, PhD researchers and faculty researchers work together closely. Research students are given the opportunity to present the results of their classes and work on their thesis by means of poster presentations or mini symposia. Research Master's students and PhD researchers are encouraged to share their current research and fresh insights with each other. It is this direct interaction and transfer of knowledge that makes the Graduate School a prime example of a community of learners.

Graduate School lectures

The Graduate School lectures allow (Research) Master's students and PhD researchers to come into contact with (inter)nationally known specialists in areas characteristic of the Faculty of Humanities at VU Amsterdam. Young researchers and students are given the opportunity to engage in conversation with these specialists and discuss their own research with them.

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