Newsletter 9: From Hora Est to Hora Finita

January 2021

Radboud University aims at high quality supervision and close monitoring of progress of PhD candidates. A PhD system that supports our needs in this aim is crucial. It has been decided to start using a new PhD system: Hora Finita. In this newsletter we will inform you about this new system and give you an update about the process of the implementation of Hora Finita.

This newsletter will be sent to you monthly until Hora Finita has gone live. If you do not wish to receive an update in the future, please send an email to . Suggestions for people to add to the list of recipients are welcome too!

Hora Finita, our new PhD project monitoring system, will go live in April. So there’ s lots of work to do to get everything ready in time. Unfortunately Covid is not helpful getting this done. But of course we all experience such setbacks!




set up Hora Finita +  instruction manuals

test data in Hora Finita

accept Hora Finita

last preparations before going live

test set up of Hora Finita

Monthly meetings for future users of Hora Finita

At the monthly meetings key users from our Graduate Schools/Research institutes and Faculty offices are informed about relevant issues concerning the implementation of Hora Finita at our university and medical centre:

January 21, 11.00 – 12.30

February 18, 11.00 – 12.30

March 18, 11.00 – 12.30

Have you not been invited and do you want to join in? Please send an email to

Testing the set up and the manuals

In January and February we have weekly meetings to test Hora Finita with representatives of our future users. And soon we are also going to test our manuals (=short instructions about how to use Hora Finita). You are welcome to participate, so please contact us if you are interested. It is also an opportunity to get a preview of the system!

For a short introduction to Hora Finita, click here.

As from now all our Faculties will inform their future users about Hora Finita. In case you still have a question, you can contact your faculty PhD-coordinator: (not yet active) (not yet active)


Would you like to know more about Hora Finita, receive previous newsletters, talk about the implementation of the new system, participate during sessions and/or share your expertise an any other way, please contact:

Bea Edlinger (project manager) – 06-25766075 or Liesbeth van de Heijden (Hora Est/Hora Finita administrator) – 024-3615638

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