Newsletter 10: From Hora Est to Hora Finita

March 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 live in September

Due to the high workload and unexpected absence through illness within our small team we are not able to make the deadline to be able to go live with Hora Finita in April. Unfortunately we have not  succeeded to make up the shortage of workers on time. Therefore the current set up of the system is not yet up to the level we want it to be. And we want our key users to have enough confidence in the system and make it a good start for everyone concerned. So Hora Finita, our new PhD project monitoring system, will go live in September.

During the coming months a lot of testing  has been planned for. Would you like to participate?  Please contact the project manager (below). But first of all we need to expand our team temporarily and finalize the setup of the system.

Monthly meetings for future users of Hora Finita

At 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 Radboudumc:

March 18, 11.00 – 12.30

April 15, 11.00 – 12.30

May 20, 11.00 – 12.30

June 17, 11.00 – 12.30

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

Information about Hora Finita

For a short introduction to Hora Finita, click here.

Manuals can be found on .

As from now all our Faculties will inform their future users about Hora Finita. In case you have a question, you can contact your faculty PhD-coordinator:

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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