After completing the study tour
- you are able to compare a number of aspects of research, teaching and culture in another country with the Dutch situation and you can reflect on the differences
- you can follow scientific presentations both in your own field of specialization and on unrelated topics within the setting of a seminar or a laboratory demonstration
- you have gained experience in participating in academic and cultural discussions with people from another society
- you have gained insight in the organization of university research and company research & development
- you recognize possible choices in research or in non-scientific careers that are open to you after graduating as a master in science
As a member of the organizing committee you have gained and demonstrated social and organizational skills by working in a team as well as by interacting with the various contacts that are involved in realizing a study tour.
Every other year a committee of students organizes a study tour to another country. Two faculty staff members are involved in the preparation and in the tour. They are responsible for academic and scientific level of the tour and for assessing and grading the students.
Goal of this study tour is to study the science, educational system, and the culture of another country in comparison to the Dutch situation. The tour should explicitly contribute to the academic and general development of the participants. It comprises visits to industry, universities and institutes as well as cultural aspects. Of course a study tour should also be pleasant and fun!
The committee organizes the entire study tour (planning, organizing and implementing the day-to-day programme; and fund-raising).
Participants prepare the study tour individually or in small groups by means of making preparatory reports. These are presented to all participating students before the tour.
Active and adequate participation in making of preparatory and final reports and presentations|
Active participation in the study tour.
to be assessed by the participating staff members.
This study tour involves costs for travel etc.|
Students sign an agreement with the organizing committee about payment and participation and adhere to the rules of conduct presented by the committee.
The study tour is not organized every year. If a tour is organized, this will be announced via email. Students must be enrolled as a master's student at the start of the study tour.
The study tour is primarily open to students of the master programmes of Molecular Sciences, Chemistry, and Molecular Life Sciences.