GOPHER is the Groningen Organization for PhD Education and Recreation. 

Or in short THE PhD student society of Groningen. We aim to connect all PhD students of the Rijksuniversiteit of Groningen, through social and educational events. We promote networking between different faculties, to meet fellow PhDs. We organize events to be able to see more of the Netherlands and Groningen. For example, a trips to Bourtange, bowling and karaoke nights. 

We also try to add to the education program of the graduate school by offering special educational activities. These are skills or workshops that help you during or after your PhD. For example, we host printing your thesis workshops, debate training, entrepreneurship workshops, how to finance your career in science workshops and project management training. 

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