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PhD Introductory meeting

Your career as a PhD candidate at Leiden University or Leiden University Medical Center starts with the introductory meeting. These meetings are organised five times a year, and are compulsory for all new PhD candidates. You preferably attend the meeting within the first 2-3 months after registration.


In 2022, introductory meetings will be held on the following dates:

All meetings start at 13:30 and end at 16:00.

New PhD candidates can sign up for the PhD Introductory meeting via Success Factors

Sign up

No access to Success Factors (yet) ore are you employed at LUMC? Please register via this link.


At this moment the introductory meeting is online (13:30 - 16:00).

First of all, the Executive Board will welcome you as a new scientist. Subsequently, several speakers will discuss subjects that will help you to become part of our academic community. For instance, there will be presentations on scientific integrity and special courses for PhD candidates.

Studyload in Lucris

Participation in the introductory meeting carries a study load/workload of five hours.Your attendance is tracked online and automatically processed in LUCRIS (Converis).


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