VOR PhD Association (VPO)
The VPO was founded in 1991 by PhD-students in the field of education who felt the need to exchange information amongst fellow PhD-students. VPO members are, like VOR members, conducting research in the following fields:
• Curriculum (CU)
• Learning and Instruction (LI)
• Higher Education (HO)
• Education and Society (OS)
• Business and Professional Training (BB)
• Policy and Organization in Education (BO)
• Teacher Education and Teacher Behavior (LL)
• Methodology and Evaluation (ME)
The VPO currently has approximately 175 members and welcomes all PhD-students and junior researchers who conduct research in one of the fields mentioned above. The main objectives are: (1) exchange of information on current research, courses and conferences, (2) networking; meeting with fellow PhD-students and other researchers, and (3) support on the process of your PhD-project. In order to do this, the VPO board organizes several activities and keeps their members up-to-date via newsletters, social media and this website.
The VPO board is responsible for the national coordination, management of the finances, keeping the address and project files up-to-date, the continuity of existing activities and for creating new activities. Examples of existing activities are the organization of a VPO symposium, “The supervisor of the Year” award, the Education Research Days (ORD) pre-conference and the annual VPO party during the ORD.
Chair, secretary and treasurer
The chair, secretary and treasurer are responsible for the general coordination of the activities and communication. For any general questions/ideas you can contact the chair. For registration and termination of your membership please contact the secretary. And finally, if you have any questions concerning money you can contact our treasurer.