The API PhD/Postdoc Council represents the API PhD and PD community and translates their input into API operations and generates feedback into the Faculty of Science PhD Council, which represents PhD candidates at the Faculty level.
The API PhD-PD Council is created for two main purposes.
First, it will function as the official channel of communication between PhDs and PDs at API and the other FNWI councils, the institute staff, institute director and faculty dean. This will allow us to address concerns in a systematic manner.
Second, the Council will act as a formal hive-mind of information relevant for API PhDs and PDs. This includes maintaining an archive of important information, and communicating about faculty-wide events.
The Council comprises five roles.
The council shall meet the institute director every two weeks to discuss matters of importance for the community.