Amsterdam making use of its rich talent pool

The University of Amsterdam will be organising the annual Thesis Fair on 24 November. This event will help students of the Master’s programmes in Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, and Business Information Studies put their skills to good use.

Participating organisations, for example businesses, research institutes, or government organisations, will be able to suggest research projects related to their sector. Students will then be able to browse, discuss, and select the projects of their choice. Speed-dating sessions will be organised to match students with their favourite organisations and projects. This is an excellent opportunity for companies and institutes to meet students in 15-minute conversations, so as to discuss projects, internships, and compensation. The UvA estimates that about a hundred students will attend the fair, and previous editions of the fair have resulted in many enthusiastic projects.

The requirements for the research projects vary by department. The official language of these graduate programmes is English, as there are many international students, but companies wishing to propose a project in Dutch are also welcome to do so.

This year’s Thesis Fair will take place on Thursday, 24 November, from 13:00 to 17:00, at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Science, located at Science Park 904. For more information or to apply, please send an e-mail to the UvA’s Yvonne Tjalsma.

World-class universities

A long history of high quality education has made Amsterdam the diverse, innovative, and cultural city that it is today. Amsterdam’s range of higher education opportunities is among the world’s best, and the city’s higher education system offers more than 300 international study programmes. Likewise, the city’s knowledge institutions cooperate closely with employers and government institutions to meet the demands of the local labour market, which in turn attracts even more international talent.