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Winner of the Supervisor of the Year Award 2023

Last night, the Supervisor of the Year Award 2023 was also presented, on behalf of the PhD council, by Chairman Wouter Lammers to Associate Professor Brenda Vermeeren from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Brenda offers stimulating, positive, and realistic feedback, making her the ideal supervisor according to the PhD students. She was not nominated by just one PhD student, but several students nominated her! Congratulations to Brenda for winning the prize!

Winner of the G.A. van Poeljeprijs 2023

Last night, the G.A. van Poeijeprijs was awarded by Sanneke Kuipers on behalf of the Vereniging voor Bestuurskunde. This year, the three nominees for this prize were Chesney Callens, Laura Cleton, and Erik-Jan van Dorp. The 2023 winner of the G.A. van Poeljeprijs was Laura Cleton with her work titled ‘Deporting Children: Policy Framing, Legitimation, and Intersectional Boundary Work.’ he conducted her PhD-research at University of Antwerp and is currently a post-doc at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Congratulations… Read More »Winner of the G.A. van Poeljeprijs 2023

KOMEX applications have been opened!

Dear all,  We are thrilled to announce that registration is now open for theKonstanz Methods Excellence Workshops (komex), organized by the University of Konstanz in collaboration with the Methods Excellence Network (MethodsNET). What Does komex Offer? High-quality, pluralistic, affordable PhD-level methods training  Excellence: state-of-the-art pedagogical principles and tools Inclusiveness: not-for-profit & highly affordable Sustainability: excellent ecological footprint Event details: Registration Start Date: 9.10.2023Starting Date of the Workshops: 22.02.2024 (short courses) and 26.2.2024… Read More »KOMEX applications have been opened!

Politics of the Low Countries journal is looking for input!

Politics of the Low Countries (PLC) is the official journal of the Flemish (VPW), Francophone (ABSP) and Luxembourg (LuxPol) political science associations in cooperation with the Dutch Political Science Association (NKWP). The journal has a comprehensive scope, embracing all the major political developments in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. PLC publishes articles from a wide variety of methodological perspectives and on a broad range of topics such as political behaviour,… Read More »Politics of the Low Countries journal is looking for input!

Methodological seminar: Observations in policing

Where: Utrecht University, Janskerkhof 3, room 0.21 When: 16 June 2023, 9.15 – 13.00 (including free lunch) On June 16th 2023 we will kick off our NIG research colloquium on ‘Street-level bureaucracy of the 21st century’. Over the past decade, there has been a wave of scholars with a renewed interest in what happens at the frontline of bureaucracies and why. This is evident in the sheer number of (inter)national… Read More »Methodological seminar: Observations in policing

State of PhDs 2022

What are emerging standards for PhD theses in our field and what are areas of concern? This report assesses the state of PhDs in our fields at this moment in time. It does so by drawing on three sources: a quantitative analysis of as much as possible all PhD-theses defended in 2018-2021 in our fields at the 13 NIG-partner universities, a survey distributed among PhD-candidates in 2022 and three focus-groups… Read More »State of PhDs 2022