Thinking Forward: Positioning yourself in the Netherlands

Event Info

Date 5 March 2011
Location Academiegebouw, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Event Description

Are you thinking about your direction in the future? Do you want to pursue research, consultancy or are you planning to become an entrepreneur? Where should or does talent go these days? What attracts talented people? Do you want to learn about the Dutch approach to retaining (both national and international) talent in the Netherlands? Are you interested in learning about migration, highly skilled migrants and developments in the knowledge economy? What are universities doing in terms of international cooperation and internationalisation? How does this affect you? Do you need advice concerning immigration and legal issues? These are only some of the questions that this insightful conference addressed. Check out the brief programme below.

 10:00 – 10:55Opening Plenary
The 6 different international perspectives on society, organisations and education
Huib Wursten
 11:00 – 14:50Parallel sessions
International cooperation in higher educationMtinkheni Gondwe
Contributing to a smarter Dutch societyKimon Moerbeek
Lorine van Loon
What moves knowledge migrants?Theo Smid
Panel discussion: Dutch higher education institutions’ best practices in retaining talentWijnand Aalderink
Marianne Smit
Germaine Custers
PhD/Research opportunities in the NetherlandsLennart Rem
Marianne Smit
Rules & regulations regarding immigration | staying in the NetherlandsJeremy Bierbach
Jeroen Maas
Assisting internationals in starting a business in the NetherlandsArjan Enneman
Need-to-know rules and regulations to stay in the NetherlandsIrma Nentjes
15:00 – 17:00Workshops
NetworkingHenry Smit
Towards an academic career: PhD proposal writingAmal Chatterjee
Selling? Use your network!Jobien Wind
Transferable skillsAnouk Bogers
How to make your CV and interview workMaartje van Amelsfort
Living and working in the NetherlandsJolanda Zeeman
17:00 – 18:00Closing PlenaryBoom Chicago

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