Utrecht PhD Party (UPP) is a University Council party at Utrecht University. It is our mission to represent PhD candidates, to protect their rights and to improve the quality of the PhD experience. This is not only in their best interest, but improves the quality of research and education of the whole university. We currently have two seats in the council.

These are our key points:

  • Preserving employee status for PhD candidates
  • Preserving research and teaching balance
  • The right to didactic training
  • The right to obtain a teaching degree (BKO)
  • The right to professional development
  • Policy participation also in English
  • Stimulation of a more diverse University

Read more about our programme.