The PhD Academy has a very social structure and heavily relies on the active involvement of a large number of volunteers. The individual volunteers form committees for the organization of specific events and take care of planning and execution. They are supported by the board of PhD Academy with administrative tasks, finances, and promotion. In order to reach out to all PhDs of Maastricht University, the PhD Academy maintains a network of contact people for each department or faculty and via our Facebook pages (general,movie, and theatre (improv)).
The primary objectives of the PhD Academy board are the coordination of committees, promoting and supporting events and the PhD Academy, and taking care of the finances and other executive tasks.
The chair prepares and moderates board meetings and the general internal communication. Represents the association to other official bodies, and distributes emails to the contact network.
Keeps books and provide an overview of the budget to the other board members. Ensures a balanced and defendable budget.
Head of one or more committees, tracks the progress and supports the realization of activities from budget planning to execution.
The following committees are formed to realize upcoming activities:
- Academic Events committee
- Movie Nights committee
- Social events committee
- Sports committee
- Theatre committee
- Dance committee
Become part of our international team and join a committee. Read more on getting involved.