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1 1 Graduate School of Natural Sciences Introduction , 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 

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: desk/Pages/student-desk.aspx and in Dutch Pages/default.aspx desk/Pages/student-desk.aspx Pages/default.aspx  Solis Password forgotten or want to change it?  Use the electronic guide, called SOLIS U-GUIDE to find fellow students’ and staff members’ telephone or addresses: https://solis-ugids.uu.nlhttps://solis-ugids.uu.nl

11 11 Information Needed  Unable to log on to several systems?  Blackboard for all course information provided by the course coordinator: 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 Stefanvan der Computing Experimental History and philosophy of science Mathematical Nanomaterials: Chemistry and PhysicsAnnikVan Meteorology, physical oceanography and climate Theoretical PhysicsRenéVan Science Education and CommunicationIrmaVan Leeuwen

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

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) BBL 179  Joke van Dijk (Physics, Science Education and Communication) BBL 181  Corine de Gee (Information & computer science, Science Education and Communication) BBL 182  Jos Koeckhoven (Chemistry, Science Education and Communication) (BBL 123)

15 15 Website Graduate school of Natural Sciences

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


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