The first two weeks of MSc Urbanism graduation programme are dedicated to the orientation of students. Students gain information on the expertise of different research groups at the Department of Urbanism, to develop their thesis plans. Discussion aims at the refinement of plans and the finding of appropriate mentors. The Complex cities group assists in this during two events:

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 8.45-10.45, Room BK-IZ X

  • 8.45-9.30 Introduction to Complex cities graduations
  • During the introduction, the expertise of the Complex cities (Randstad) research group and the scope of typical Complex cities graduations will be presented and illustrated. Support provided by the group will gain attention (e.g. concerning activities of the group and available mentors).
  • 9.30-10.00 Complex cities research projects
  • Graduation students have the opportunity to participate in ongoing research projects of the Randstad research group. These projects will be presented.
  • 10.00-10.45 Discussion
  • Students present their initial ideas about their graduation projects. Ideas will be discussed in the light of the expertise of the Complex cities group.

Thursday, 23 February  2017, 10.45-12.30, Room BK-IZ Y

  • 10-45-11.45 Complex cities workshop: refining thesis plans
  • During this workshop graduation project proposals will be examined on references to Complex cities research topics and references will be discussed. The workshop aims at an enhanced understanding of the relevance of topics in thesis plans.
  • 11.45-12.30 Advise from Complex cities students
  • Current Complex cities graduation students (who have just passed their P2) will reflect on their graduation experience and advise.

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