Researcher Cherelle van Stenus has set out to find out how satisfied women are with obstetric and neonatal healthcare in Overijssel. Today, on the day of her PhD defense, she has the answer: ‘The clients are very happy with the care they receive.’
A device that would allow the police to screen for DNA samples directly at crime scenes – that was the focus of Brigitte Bruijns’ doctoral research. Although she didn’t create a prototype of the device – due to lack of time and funding -, she is confident it is possible. The forensic scientist is defending her PhD thesis at the UT on Friday.
You might know Wytske Versteeg as the author of award winning novels. As it happens, she is also a PhD candidate at the University of Twente. Today she is defending her doctoral thesis which explores how people treat science in comparison to other knowledge sources.
Nelleke van Adrichem-Rotteveel is not your typical PhD candidate. She’s conducted her doctoral research on ‘flexibility and coherence of Master’s programmes’ only in her spare time. Which is why it took her ten years of hard work to complete her thesis which she is defending today.
Stress. Hoef ik je niet zoveel over uit te leggen. ’t Is bekend dat het een veelvoorkomend fenomeen is – ook bij promovendi. Of moet ik zeggen, juist bij promovendi?
PhD candidate Diego Quintero and his team won two main awards at UNLEASH 2018, the world’s biggest innovation program focused on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. UNLEASH 2018 took place last week in Singapore.
PhD candidate Koen de Koning has become the first UT researcher to be selected by KNAW as a ‘Face of Science’. This role includes writing blogs about the life of a scientist and De Koning’s first entry was just published today.
To interrogate or negotiate with a suspect can be highly challenging – and sometimes mistakes are made. What should law enforcement officers do if they make an error? Nobody really knew, not until PhD candidate Miriam Oostinga conducted her research at the UT’s Psychology of Conflict, Risk and Safety Department.
A number of associate professors will receive the so-called 'ius promovendi', the right to supervise a doctoral candidate. In April, it should be clear to which associate professors at the UT that applies.
‘We have technology with us 24/7, so why not use it to make people more active?’ says Miriam Cabrita, a UT researcher whose PhD work has focused on promoting physical activity of older adults. She will defend her PhD thesis tomorrow, right after the ‘Symposium on Active and Healthy Ageing Supported by Technology’.
Most popular courses for PhD candidates fill up too quickly, it is not always clear which courses are available, and the PhD course offering lacks structure overall. ‘That’s why we are going to organise the course offering better, increase the number of dates on which people can get started, and work with an annual calendar,’ says Paul van Dijk, director of the Twente Graduate School.
On average, PhD candidates at the University of Twente (UT) rate their PhD programme with a 7,4, according to a PhD survey. Fifty percent of the doctoral candidates completed the questionnaire last autumn. ‘A good result, especially because we still see room for improvement.’