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Welcome to the homepage of Nikhef's PhD Council!

We are some PhDs who thought to create a platform to deal with PhD-specific issues. In order to do so, we want to present the most important information in a centralised way although the information might already be available elsewhere (FOM, universities or even here on the Nikhef homepage). We hope that you find all the answers to questions you might (or not) have, especially if you're new at Nikhef or in Amsterdam. If you have suggestions please contact the council at phdcouncil at

Apart from this website, we have regular meetings to discuss problems (urgent or persisting) regarding our education, teaching duties, financial issues, or how to improve communication among (PhDs from) different departments.

Why don't you join one of our meetings? We usually have them the last Thursday of a month at 1 pm, in N222 (but please contact a PhD Council member to confirm!).

If you find any outdated information or missing some important point on our pages, please tell us! Every form of feedback as well as ideas are more than welcome!

Activities/upcoming events

5 - 7 March 2014Topical Lectures - CP violation
June 2014Topical Lectures - Gravitational Waves and Cosmology
25 August - 5 September 2014BND school