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1 1 Graduate School of Natural Sciences Introduction 2013-2014, Monday the 2 nd of September Dr. Annik Van Keer Educational policy advisor to the School

2 2 Programme 15:00Welcome, introductory presentations by Prof. dr. Huib de Swart Dr. Annik Van Keer 15:20Talk of Julie Fotaki: international student 15:25Presentation of our Student Associations and the Louis Bonaparte Society 15:40Presentation on the Dutch code of conduct in research: Prof. Leo Jenneskens 16:10Meeting with the programme coordinator/director and Exchange students meet the International officer 17:30Drink in the Minnaert Hall

3 3 Programme Tuesday, the 3 rd th of September Mandatory meeting with the university central offices: only for international students Friday, the 13 rd th of September Social programme: BBQ! Not mandatory, but just “gezellig”

4 4 Who are you? There are 300 regular students enrolled for the September start There are 39 registered natural sciences exchange students who start today

5 5 Graduate School of Natural Sciences  School of master’s programmes  School of PhD-programmes  Host to exchange students  Part of the faculty of Science of Utrecht University  http://www.uu.nl/naturalsciences

6 6 Master’s programmes (11)  Artificial Intelligence (28)  Business Informatics (42)  Computing Science (36)  Experimental Physics (12)  Game and Media Technology (36)  History and Philosophy of Science (15)  Mathematical Sciences (31)  Meteorology, Physical Oceanography and Climate (10)  Nanomaterials: Chemistry and Physics (36)  Science Education and Communication (30)  Theoretical Physics (36) Post graduate programme Teaching degree programmes in science

7 7 Organization Graduate School of Natural Sciences  Chairman Prof. dr. Huib de Swart  Board of Studies (general quality, programme content)  Master's programme coordinators/directors  Board of scientific directors (PhD-programmes)  Board of examiners (quality of exams, approval research projects, courses elsewhere)  Education council (opleidingscommissie in dutch)  Degree councils (advisor to the education council, onderwijsadviescommissies in dutch)  Board of admissions (controls the admission procedures)  Student and Academic Affairs (Buys Ballot Building, 184.b)  Science International Office (Buys Ballot Building, 183)

8 8 Information Needed  Almost all courses and activities will take place in the North-West corner of the Uithof BBG Minnaert

9 9 Information Needed  PORTAL: General student info

10 10 Information Needed  PORTAL: General student info and links to your programme: http://www.uu.nl/faculty/science/EN/education/student- desk/Pages/student-desk.aspx and in Dutch http://www.uu.nl/faculty/science/NL/onderwijs/studiepunt/ Pages/default.aspx http://www.uu.nl/faculty/science/EN/education/student- desk/Pages/student-desk.aspx http://www.uu.nl/faculty/science/NL/onderwijs/studiepunt/ Pages/default.aspx  Solis Password forgotten or want to change it? www.uu.nl/password www.uu.nl/password  Use the electronic guide, called SOLIS U-GUIDE to find fellow students’ and staff members’ telephone or e-mail addresses: https://solis-ugids.uu.nlhttps://solis-ugids.uu.nl

11 11 Information Needed  Unable to log on to several systems? www.uu.nl/studentenservice www.uu.nl/studentenservice  Blackboard for all course information provided by the course coordinator: www.uu.nl/blackboard with Free BB appwww.uu.nl/blackboard  Course schedules, locations, examinations, retakes etc: check OSIRIS  Course assessments: Ask your fellow students and student associations for more information. Assessment will probably differ from the system used in your country!!

12 12 To whom can I go with my questions?  Content related questions: Your programme coordinator Artificial IntelligenceHenryPrakkenH.Prakken@uu.nl Stefanvan der StigchelS.vanderStigchel@uu.nl YoadVintery.winter@uu.nl Computing ScienceAdFeeldersA.J.Feelders@uu.nl WishnuPrasetyas.w.b.prasetya@uu.nl Experimental PhysicsRaimondSnellingsR.Snellings@uu.nl History and philosophy of science LodewijkPalmL.C.Palm@uu.nl AnnemariekeBlankesteijnA.A.J.Blankesteijn@uu.nl Mathematical SciencesThijsRuijgrokM.Ruijgrok@uu.nl Nanomaterials: Chemistry and PhysicsAnnikVan KeerA.A.J.vanKeer@uu.nl Meteorology, physical oceanography and climate scienceGeert-JanRoelofsG.J.H.Roelofs@uu.nl Theoretical PhysicsRenéVan Roijr.vanroij@uu.nl Science Education and CommunicationIrmaVan Leeuwen I.W.vanLeeuwen@uu.nl

13 13 To whom can I go with my questions?  If you want to study abroad: Ms. Liesbeth Achterberg, science.internationaloffice@uu.nl, BBG 1.83 science.internationaloffice@uu.nl  Exchange students: Ms. Liesbeth Achterberg, science.internationaloffice@uu.nl, BBG 1.83 science.internationaloffice@uu.nl

14 14 To whom can I go with my questions?  generally study-related or about university life: try your buddy or your fellow students  study-related but about study problems, complaints, motivational …) go to the study counsellor:  Marian Brands (Mathematics, Science Education and Communication) M.M.Brands@uu.nl, BBL 179  Joke van Dijk (Physics, Science Education and Communication) J.vanDijk@uu.nl, BBL 181  Corine de Gee (Information & computer science, Science Education and Communication) c.degee@uu.nl, BBL 182  Jos Koeckhoven (Chemistry, Science Education and Communication) j.n.c.koeckhoven@uu.nl, (BBL 123)

15 15 Website Graduate school of Natural Sciences http://www.uu.nl/naturalsciences

16 16 MSc programmeCoordinatorRoom Artificial IntelligenceHenryPrakken BBG - 523 Business InformaticsRemkoHelms MIN - 019 Game and Media TechnologyHansPhilippi MIN - 018 Computing Science Ad Wishnu Feelders Prasetya MIN - 012 History and philosophy of scienceLodewijkPalm Freudenthal building, 3.14 Mathematical SciencesThijsRuijgrok Freudenthal building, 6.16 Nanomaterials: Chemistry and PhysicsAnnikVan Keer BBG - 079 Meteorology, physical oceanography and climate scienceGeert-JanRoelofs BBG - 069 Science Education and CommunicationIrmaVan Leeuwen BBG - 001 Theoretical PhysicsRenevan Roij Min - 202 EXCHANGE STUDENTSLiesbethAchterberg BBL -083


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