Who we are

GRIN’s mission is to represent and defend the interests of all PhDs of the University of 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. Furthermore, we aim to facilitate coordination between PhD students and councils on university-level matters that concern them, and to empower PhDs and PhD councils to function at their best.

We believe that all PhDs should have the support of the university to get the most out of their PhD period, that the interests of PhD students may be defended better through collective action, and that PhD councils play an important role in this.