At Utrecht University, PhD candidates can join formal and informal PhD networks.

Prout, which is short for Promovendi Overleg Utrecht (PhD Network Utrecht), is Utrecht University’s PhD network. The network represents all our PhD candidates. Prout participates in a national PhD platform.

ING (International Neighbour Group) is an informal network that organises a broad array of social activities for international staff, postdocs and PhD candidates. ING’s activities include dinners, social get-togethers, Dutch-language courses, parent-child group activities and sight-seeing trips around Utrecht.

CUSA is short for China-UU Scholar Association and is an association founded by Chinese PhD candidates.

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