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A2 coordinator: Katarzyna Negacz
One leading principle in the choice of a specific A2 project will always be that the PhD student him-/herself and his/her PhD research should benefit from the proposed A2 project.
If, for example, a PhD candidate would like to include multidisciplinary considerations in one of the dissertation chapters, then the actual writing of this chapter could count as a successful A2 project – depending, of course, upon the approval of the final result by the A2 coordinator.
Another challenging outcome of an A2-project can be the writing of a so-called ‘research view’, which is a short (max. 6 pages) critical evaluation of the PhD candidate’s own research. Such an evaluation should place the research within a broader perspective. Such A2 Research Views may be published on the personal webpage of the PhD students (and also in the SENSE e-News). The A2 activity can also be the basis for a publication in journals that publish VIEWS, e.g. Re/Views in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology (http://www.wkap.nl/journals/resb) or Environmental Chemistry Letters (http://www.springer.de).
This mandatory research activity may be operationalised in different forms, which should be discussed with the A2 coordinator, Katarzyna Negacz beforehand.
Please contact her timely by email, so as to choose a project which inspires you and which contributes to the success of your research!