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PhD Academy Logo

Dec 01 2017 Published by under About us

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At first glance the logo for PhD Academy clearly represents a graduate cap. The reason for this is the focus of PhD Academy, which is to offer PhD students a wide range of activities and in this way mingle people from every department of the university of Maastricht. This also brings us to the next two important elements of the logo; the people and the bridge with the ribbon, representing water, flowing beneath. The people are there to represent the social aspect of the organization and they are standing on a bridge, which resembles the iconic Sint Servaasbrug from Maastricht. These three components are all woven together into the base of the logo, the graduate cap, forming the logo for PhD Academy.


As the colors scheme of the logo is mostly composed of dark palette, a secondary option is also available. This version replaces the dark grey fill and uses a transparent or white diamond shape with grey stroke. The blue colors that are used are all in accordance to the house style from Maastricht University. Below, a lighter version for the logo is shown for use against dark backgrounds. There are also two options for the text and of course a third one without any text. If only the name is used PhD Academy is place beneath the logo. The other option is the name with the slogan of PhD Academy, in this case the text is put to the right of the logo. The font, just like with the colors, is based on the house style of Maastricht University.


Since there are multiple committees within PhD Academy there are also versions of the logo with the addition of small symbol representing each committee. The six versions are shown below and are to be used by the committees for communications related to their activities.





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Current Board

Nov 13 2016 Published by under About us

Evelyn Smit Chair and Coordinator Social Events
Adam Kuczynski Treasurer
Nienke Verzaal Secretary
Elisa Calza Coordinator Movie Committee
Gintare Mazeikaite Coordinator Dance Committee
Dorijn Hertroijs and Eveline van Velthuijsen Coordinator Theatre Committee
Olivia Waring Coordinator Academic Events
Martijn Moorlag Coordinator Sport Committee



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About us

Jul 14 2010 Published by under About us

Our active members of 2016 during the Christmas dinner



PhD Academy mission statement

The PhD Academy Maastricht organizes social, educative and fun activities for all PhD candidates of Maastricht University. These activities shall stimulate contact and interaction between PhD researchers from the same or from different faculties/institutes.

Events we organize:

  • Weekly improvisation theatre (Improv), every Thursday from 20:00-23:00 at Achter de Barakken 11, Maastricht
  • Movie nights at the Lumiere Cinema
  • Social drinks and parties
  • Outdoor activities
  • Ski trip
  • Panel discussions
  • Do you have a suggestion for an event? Or want to become one of our volunteers? Contact us via or via our Facebook page
  • Be sure to like us on Facebook to follow our events


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