EURAXESS, a European network to support and facilitate the mobility of researchers, wants to improve the intersectoral mobility: the move from employees from the academic sector to other sectors. This step is generally still quite difficult for researchers, as instituted often do not provide tailormade services for such career developments. Furthermore companies also do not always have these potential employees in clear view either.
Dutch museums generally charge an entry fee, ranging from a few euros to a more substantial fee. If you like visiting museums it is worth considering to buy a museumkaart (museum card).
The Dutch government is keen to make it as attractive as possible for talent to stay in the Netherlands. Therefore they developed a program called Make it in the Netherlands, to tackle issues which might make you feel less inclined to feel welcome and stay.
Honestly, I am not sure whether this title fully covers the content of this column. I came across this saying in an article about salary conditions for healthcare workers.
A residence permit for an indefinite period provides you with more rights during your stay in the Netherlands. In order to fulfill the criteria to this permit, you should try to avoid any gaps between your residence permits.
Are you a PhD or postdoc working in the Netherlands? Have you heard of the Postdoc Career Development Initiative (PCDI)? The PCDI is an organisation that offers support to early career researchers in career planning and professional development. They can empower you to make the most of your potential after your PhD or postdoc position.
I don't know about you, but I am constantly singing or humming. Or as the well-known Dutch children's song goes: "I always wake up with a tune in my head." Sometimes, it can really get on the nerves of those around me.
When accepting a job in the Netherlands, you may want your partner and/or children to come with you. Perhaps they wish to come over together with you, or join you at a later stage.
The Dutch government is keen to attract more promising innovative start-ups from outside the EU.
The beginning of a new academic year, a new study year, tends to feel like a fresh start.
According to EU law, you are a cross-border commuter if you work in one EU country, but live in another and you go home every day (or at least once a week). This article points out a number of issues that you need to be aware of. Please bear in mind that this article is limited to a summary of these issues and does not provide an exhaustive account of all rules and regulations.
After Tilburg and Maastricht, the Erasmus University Rotterdam and the University of Groningen are expected to be instated as Euraxess Service Centre.
If you have not fully completed your PhD research after four years, your host organisation can offer you a position as a guest researcher. The university needs to apply for a different residence permit for you and you need to prove you have sufficient financial means. You cannot use unemployment benefit for this purpose.
The Amsterdam BioMed Cluster is an independent knowledge and innovation network, under direction of the Amsterdam Economic Board. Its partners include the two Amsterdam universities and their academic hospitals, numerous specialised research institutes, healthcare institutes, R&D-intensive life sciences companies, and many parties providing services within the sector.
On 15 April, Maastricht University was instated as a new Euraxess Service Centre in the Netherlands. It is an acknowledgement of the quality of services that the university provides for its outgoing Dutch staff and incoming international employees. The Euraxess Service Centres can help (prospective) researchers with matters such as immigration procedures, tax and social security issues.
In the month of May we in the Netherlands commemorate the end of the Second World War (1945). Many other European countries will be commemorating the beginning of the First World War (1914) this year. Europe has succeeded in keeping the peace on this continent. The economy is picking up and the European Parliament elections are due to be held. The football World Cup is on the horizon. And spring is here again. All the ingredients for happiness within reach. But what does this have to do with you as a researcher?
Elections for the European Parliament will take place on 22 May. The six months after that will revolve around the names. Who will be Euro Commissioner? Who will be President of the Parliament? And who will succeed Barroso? And leading up to the elections everyone will talk about how much money we spend on Europe. And that we don’t get anything in return. And the xenophobes will dominate the discussion. I am not looking forward to it.
Are you looking for a job in the Bio, Chemistry, Food or Pharma sector? Visit the annual BCF Career Event on 14 May in the Amsterdam RAI.
The ‘Promovendi Netwerk Nederland (PNN), a network of PhD candidates in the Netherlands, will start investigating problems that PhD candidates come across during their PhD studies.