ITC MSc Thesis Award 2009
The Klaas Jan Beek Award is granted annually to the best ITC MSc Thesis. The award is named after former ITC rector Klaas Jan Beek and made possible thanks to a donation of prof. Beek to the Schermerhorn Fund of ITC. The award is presented to the winner at the opening of the ITC Academic year in September each year. It consists of a certificate, € 1000,- in cash, a round trip ticket from the home country of the winner to the Netherlands and 1 week DSA in Enschede.
In order to qualify for submission, the MSc thesis must
have earned a grade of at least 80 as a component of a MSc degree with an overall grade of at least 80
have been completed within a continuous period of 6 months and with no extension of the total MSc study period of 18 months for any reason whatsoever
demonstrate proper use of State-of-the-Art Geoinformation Science (GIS and/or RS methods)
have a well-defined scientific focus
have (potential) relevance to society, in particular regarding development issues
The highest scoring thesis of each MSc course automatically qualifies for submission for the MSc award, and other nominations can be proposed by the Course Director
It is compulsory that MSc students who are selected for nomination give a presentation about their thesis research on the MSc day. The MSc day will be held on Wednesday, 28 January 2009. The Course Directors are in charge of ensuring that those students who are considered the best in their course are nominated to submit an abstract for the MSc day.
The programme of the MSc day is coordinated by the Director Graduate Programme, Dr. P.M. van Dijk and assisted by Ms Loes Colenbrander, Graduate Programme Secretary. Names together with titles and abstracts of presentations must be submitted to Ms Colenbrander (firstname.lastname@example.org) before January 7th, 2009.
Presentation on the MSc day
A “presentation jury” consisting of PhD students will be appointed for the MSc day. The task of the presentation jury is to judge whether the presentation meets normally expected criteria for preparation, quality and clarity of presentation, command of subject matter, interaction with the audience and staying within the time limit. The Presentation Jury will prepare a short written judgment of each presentation. These will be sent to the MSc students for feedback. The judgments will be added to the theses that are eventually submitted to the jury for the MSc award.
Submission of the thesis
After the MSc exams, the Course Directors submit the theses for the award to Ms Loes Colenbrander. Each submitted thesis is accompanied by a justification letter signed by the course portfolio holder of the Academic Board. Deadline for submission of the theses is March 30st, 2009.
Judging is a two-step approach. The first judging step is carried out by an internal Jury, consisting of 2 senior ITC scientists and 2 PhD students (from the presentation Jury). This internal Jury is appointed by the Directorate. This jury selects the 3 top theses (taking presentation judgment into account where possible) and submits these to the external members of the Scientific Council for final selection (step 2). The external members get about 6 weeks to judge the 3 theses and to appoint a winner.
Deadline for submission of the theses to the internal jury is March 30st, 2009. Deadline for submission of the 3 top theses by the internal Jury to the external members of the SC is May 11th, 2009. Deadline for submission of final judgment by external members of the Scientific Council is June 29st, 2009, after which the winner is notified. The winner is invited to attend the opening of the ITC academic year, 24 September 2009.
|Event starts:||Wednesday 28 January 2009 at 9:00|
|City where event takes place:||Enschede|
|Country where event takes place:||Netherlands|