Lectures, excursions and the Sigma Symposium

Throughout the year the study association Sigma organises various lectures and excursions, intended to deepen and widen knowledge in (bio)chemistry. The Sigma symposium organised by the symposium committee is an annual event. Our educational committee also organises complementary lectures and excursions throughout the year. 

Sigma Symposium
Every year, the Sigma Symposium attracts between 100 and 150 students and staff from across Radboud University and elsewhere. Five or more speakers from the Netherlands or abroad are invited to speak about their leading research, the topics of which all fall within a common theme. Previous editions have featured topics such as the application of nanotechnology, chemistry and crime, as well as chemistry in daily life. For chemistry or molecular life science undergraduates, two of these lectures can be included in their portfolio for the 'Academic Education' course. The symposium always takes place around March/April and is open to all. If you are interested in attending the Sigma symposium or would be willing to support the symposium, please have a look at our website for more information or email us at sigmasymposium@science.ru.nl


Lectures and excursions
The Study Committee’s (StudieCie) objective is to support students with their chemistry or molecular life sciences studies and aims to complement the lectures and classes already followed. This is achieved in two ways; by organising lectures and excursions. The university pays a great deal of attention to careers in research, but business remains underexposed. To counter this, last year the committee organised lunch lectures for a group of 35 to 100 students featuring companies such as Océ, ASML and BASF. The StudieCie would also like to organise future lectures and excursions to companies and institutions with a background in (bio)chemistry. Watch our Activities page for more news.

If you work at a company or institution and would be interested in giving a lecture or giving us a tour around your facilities, then please contact the Study Committee: sigma-studiecie@science.ru.nl