A student who successfully attends the course can:
- Clearly present his or her research work to an audience of junior and senior researchers in information science
- Orally contribute to the scientific discussion after the presentation of a topic in information science, by acting as a discussant or by making questions
- Provide to-the-point written feedback about an oral presentation.
To pass the course, you need to have 11 tokens in total.
You need to attend and actively participate in at least 8 colloquium sessions (3 tokens can both be colloquium sessions or thesis defenses of other students), in which you will give one presentation about your thesis project (after finishing the first phase of the thesis). In the same session, you will be the discussant for another presenter.
For the discussant role, you will receive the long proposal of the presenter beforehand. You are expected to prepare 1-2 slides about the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) regarding the research project of the presenter. The discussant role will be assigned to you by default. You are expected to participate in the discussions and also provide feedback to the presenters using the feedback forms.
Please note that the student can fail the presentation. The lecturers attending the colloquium determine whether a presentation is sufficient. If not, the presentation needs to be re-attempted.
The MBI colloquium is a bi-weekly meeting in which students interact about their thesis progress.
A colloquium meeting typically lasts two hours and consists of two or three student presentations.
Participation in the MBI Colloquium is one of the requirements to graduate from the MBI program. Exceptions to participation are granted to students who are conducting their thesis abroad.
For further details see the course website.