Groningen Graduate Interest Network
How can we help you?
What we do
The Groningen Graduate Interest Network (GRIN) is the PhD representation organization at the University of Groningen. Our primary goal is to bring together PhDs and policy makers within the whole university and improve the PhD experience in Groningen.
We facilitate a dialogue on policy between representatives of the university, such as the Groningen Graduate School, and representatives of PhDs, such as PhD councils and PhDs active in co-governance.
Empowering PhD councils
We empower PhDs and PhD councils to function at their best by informing them of their rights and helping them to reach their goals.
Improve PhD policies
We improve PhD policies by raising current PhD issues and thinking about solving these on the policy-level. If you have suggestions, do not hesitate to contact us!
GRIN condemns CvB’s decision on indexation of scholarships05 Oct , 2022
GRIN is surprised and disappointed to learn that the board of the University of Groningen has decided to increase the scholarship of bursary PhD students by only 4% this year. The bursary contract stipulates very clearly that the scholarship is annually adjusted according to the CBS consumer price index, which was 9.7% in April this
Election results27 May , 2021
During the PhD RALLY, together with the PhD councils, GRIN raised the awareness of the University Elections within the PhD community. We are pleased that many PhD candidates were elected. We would like to congratulate the following PhDs who were involved in the PhD RALLY: Alexine de Wit (University Council, staff section) Taichi Ochi (University
Vote now!17 May , 2021
This week, you can vote for the university elections! We have made a convenient overview of the PhDs running, which can be found here. You can directly cast your vote using this link. And do not forget today’s event: the PhD Rally. You can sign up here.
Who we are
The GRIN acts on the university-wide level to improve life for PhDs. The board of GRIN consists of five PhD candidates of the University of Groningen. Within the various graduate schools, the PhD councils are representing the voice of PhDs on the faculty level. We work together with the PhD Councils and other PhD representatives to make Groningen the best place to pursue your PhD!
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