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Organisational Structure

Organisational Structure

Biological Sciences

Graduate School of Life and Earth Sciences

The master's programme Biological Sciences is housed in The Graduate School of Life and Earth Sciences. The Graduate School of Life and Earth Sciences has a board consisting of a Director (chair) and the programme directors and programme coordinator. They are responsible for the content for the study programmes and organisation within the Graduate School

Director Graduate School of Life and Earth Sciences: Dr. J.F. Duivenvoorden 

Programme Director Biological Sciences: Dr. J.F. Duivenvoorden 

Programme coordinator: dr. Eleni Spyropoulou (temporary replacement of drs. C.A.P. van Lunen)

Contact: gradschool-LES-FNWI@uva.nl 

Master's Programme Biological Sciences

The master's programme Biological Sciences consists of four tracks:

  • Ecology and Evolution (collaboration with MSc programme Ecology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • General Biology
  • Green Life Sciences (collaboration with MSc programme Biology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • Freshwater & Marine Biology (formerly Limnology and Oceangraphy)

Trackcoordinators

Each track has a track coordinator who can be contacted for questions about your individual study programme (courses, literature review, research projects, majors and minors).

Associated Research Institutes

Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED)

Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS)  

Education Service Centre (ESC)

The Education Service Centre is responsible for the organisation of all regular education. The purpose is to organise and support all regular education in the best possible way, within the frameworks that are possible. In this way, the progress and quality of mainstream education is guaranteed and continuously improved. In addition, the staff of the ESC act as advisers of the directors of the Graduate Schools. The Service Desk is a part of the Education Service Centre.

Programme Committee

Each study programme has a Programme Committee (Dutch: opleidingscommissie). The members of this committee consists of 50% students and 50% lecturers. Together students and lecturers think about improving the quality and content of teaching and education. 

More information Programme Committee

Examinations Board

The  Examination Board is an independent committee of which the members are appointed by the Dean of the Faculty. The Examination Board is responsible for the quality of examinations and for the issuing of degrees of the Master's programme. The Board assesses requests and complaints concerning the rules and regulations  

More information Examinations Board