The MBI Colloquium
is a bi-weekly meeting in which students interact about their thesis progress. A colloquium meeting typically lasts 2 hours and consists of three or four 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.
To pass the course, you need to attend and actively participate in at least 12 colloquium sessions
, in which you will give two presentations about your thesis project
(one during the first phase of the thesis, one during the second phase).
Please note that the student can fail the presentation. The lecturers attending the colloquium determine whether or not a presentation is sufficient. If not, the presentation needs to be re-attempted.
To receive regular reminders about the colloquium, please subscribe to our mailing list
. There is also a Google Calendar containing all colloquium-related events. You can either directly subscribe
to this calendar (Google account required).
When you are ready to present, send a request to the MBI Colloquium coordinator (currently, Fabiano Dalpiaz)
with the names of your MBI supervisors, a worktitle
and whether this is your first or second presentation
When you have made both presentations and collected the participation tokens, contact the MBI Colloquium coordinator
by communicating your name
and student ID
to get your ECs registered.