Research Training Outside of Courses
The ILLC organizes many colloquia and lectures. In order to start MSc thesis research, a student in the MSc in Logic has to attend at least ten lectures outside of his or her course programme. Students are of course very welcome to attend more than ten of these lectures. For a list of regular colloquia, please consult the ILLC webpage. Irregular talks will be announced via the ILLC News.
The ILLC staff members are often willing to do research projects with individual students.The initiative lies with the student. Please inform your academic mentor as well as the programme director if such a project will be undertaken. The standard amount of credits for an individual project is 6 EC, which equals 168 hours of work. If the staff member wants to deviate from this amount of credits, he or she should argue this with the programme director. Indivdual projects complement the coordinated projects offered each January and June.
Members of staff at the ILLC are often involved in the organization of research conferences, to which all sufficiently prepared students are cordially invited. These special events will be listed on the ILLC webpage and will be announced via the ILLC News.
Students are encouraged to participate in international summer schools, for example, the European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI) organized annually under the auspices of the European Association for Logic, Language and Information.
It is possible to obtain credit points towards the MSc Logic for such activities, under the following conditions:
- You need to seek permission from the programme director before the school. He will determine the appropriate number of credit points (e.g., for ESSLLI it is 3 EC).
- You need to find a senior member of staff at the ILLC who is willing to assess a report you write on your participation. He or she determines the requirements for that report. A typical report will cover all of the courses you have followed, some of them in detail, and it might be in the order of 10 pages.
- You need to submit your report at most one month after the end of the school. Grading will be on a pass/fail basis.