April 2009

Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 07:58:32 -0700
From: FY
Subject: naaallllll jawab cepattt pleaaseeeee, need youuuuuu!!

how are you doing?? kenapa YMnya gak pernah nyala? *sok2 posesif*.. gue bbrp hari ini nyariin elo nih, hiks hiks, tanpa hasil.. nal, gue sms lo tapi kok ga delivered yah? lo ganti nomer?
nal, gue dipanggil interview stuned nih jumat ini, yupppp, 1 mei 2009, on such a short notice.. mau nanyaaaaa kira2 apa ya yang ditanyain sama NESO itu? berhubung elo juga kan dari NESO, meskipun huygens.. iya kan nal?
untuk mengingatkanmu, gue apply Stuned scholarship di ISS Den Haag, bidangnya International Political Economy and Development.
lo waktu diwawancara itu, how did it go?
1. siapa yang wawancara, orang kedutaan belanda kah? bule?
2. yang penting, pertanyaan apa aja yang akan ditanyain? dan jawaban apa yang mereka harapkan? (ini penting untuk antisipasi bo)
3. apa perlu mempersiapkan judul thesis, just in case ditanyain? klo iya, judul seperti apa yang disukai dan bisa jadi bahan pertimbangan ya?? apa yang berhubungan dengan Indonesia? gue sempet mikir “Debt for MDGs Swap” karena Stuned fokus ke MDGs.. atau “Indonesia dalam G-20 Summit” yang intinya ya krisis2 finansial blkgan ini lah.. menurut lo gimana? kira2 aj nal..
4. NESO di pengumumannya bilang, selama april gak ada kontak, wawancara dimulai dan dijalankan selama bulan Mei. Gue dipanggil wawancara tanggal 1 Mei 2009, itu pertanda baik, atau bukan pertanda apa2, cuma kebetulan aja? (ini namanya butuh penenangan diri :D)
Keempat poin itu menghantui hidup gue nal 1-2 hari belakangan ini… akan sangat dihargai apabila dirimu bisa memberikan masukan yang pasti sangat berguna bagi saya ini..
naaaalllll, klo udah baca bales yahh asap, karena waktunya mepet, tiba2 gituh nal..
thanks banget yah sebelumnya, nal is such a good friend..
Seperti kasus (sori ya gw ungkit2 lg..hehehe.. .) bung Ir. Fun yang
waktu itu menyemprit Baqir yg waktu itu belum dtg ke Delft (masih di
Indo) karena Baqir nanya2 macem2 ttg apa aja yg hrs dibawa ke Blnd

waktu itu gw ditolak masuk milis…. Baqir bales dendam rupanya….
nggak bisa ke bung Ir. Fun…… calon mahasiswa (gw waktu itu) yg
kena… ;p….

terjawab sudah "tanda tanya itu" hehehe

@ronald: wah, emang pernah yah gw reject dari milis? itu waktu kapan
yah? soalnya seingat gw waktu ronald dateng, gw bukan moderator.
kecuali kalo mau masuknya ketika blm diterima di Delft. itu pasti
dicuekin sama moderator. atau mau masuk tanpa memberikan keterangan
jelas. emangnya moderator merangkap dukun ūüôā

kalo misalkan akan mengemban ilmu di Delft, walaupun hanya 1 bulan
saja, pasti kami masukkan ke milis. langsung jadi anggota keluarga. gw
bukan orang pendendam kok. jail sih lumayan ūüôā

@ Baqir,

kecuali kalo mau masuknya ketika blm diterima di Delft. itu pasti
dicuekin sama moderator. atau mau masuk tanpa memberikan keterangan
jelas. emangnya moderator merangkap dukun ūüôā

itu pas u jadi moderator (hayo inget2 waktunya hehehe)
Status gw waktu itu….
baru mau daftar TU Delft,
belum keterima, belum ngirim aplikasi….
untunglah akhirnya keterima hehehehe


Saturday April 18

Excursion to Amsterdam:



100 International students can participate in this excursion.

On payment of a contribution of 15,- euro.

Including entrance to the museum, lunch, boat



Departure from Aula Congresscentre at 09.15.

Visit the Van Gogh Museum from 10.30 till 12.45.

Transport to boat 12.50.

Lunch in bus to boat landing.

Boat trip from 13.30 till 14.30.

Departure to Delft 14.45

Arrival in Delft 15.45.


You can subscribe for this excursion by clicking the
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Subscription is possible untill Monday April 13. After registration you will
receive a confirmation email. Payment of your contribution of 15,- euro cash can be done in the Aula Congresscentre on April 14, between 14.00 and 16.00hr. You will receive your ticket upon payment.



Participation to this excursion is not free of obligation: your contribution will not be reimbursed if you do not show.

09 Apr 2009

Huygens 2008 Scholarship programme brought an international atmosphere to Madurodam on Saturday, 28 March 2009.

The Minister of Education Culture and Science, Dr. Ronald H.A. Plasterk opened the ceremony with a speech on the importance of studying abroad with emphasis on the values of  interaction with different cultures. Minister Plasterk also  shared his personal  experiences while studying abroad and explained that the lessons learned  still play a big role in his day to day life. Mrs Winie Sorgdrager, Chairperson of the Selection Committee continued by explaining her role in The Huygens Programme and all about what the Netherlands has to offer in the broad sense of the word.

The actual presentation of certificates followed with encouraging messages  by Mrs. Sorgdrager and Sander van der Eijnden, CEO Nuffic. The successful ceremony, powered by a variety of events was chaired by Mr. Joep Houterman, Executive Director Capacity Building and fellowships.

Social networking

Catalin Milea, Huygens 2008 Music student from Romania, provided the musical interlude with a spectacular solo performance. The jazz musician  also played background music with his band The New Sound Quartet Equazion composed of fellows and alumni. Their excellent performance was a visible proof  that Huygens scholarship is indeed granted to the most talented students from around the world.

After the ceremony all the students had the opportunity to visit  Madurodam park, also known as the miniature city. For most participants, a glimpse of the countries many attractions all in one place was undoubtedly an additional memorable experience.

The social networking continued during the extensive Dutch buffet allowing all the participants from over 45 countries  around the world, studying in different institutes in The Netherlands.  Business cards, diaries, foreign languages and exchange of multimedia information from mobile phones were omnipresent.

HSP certificaatuitreiking - bursalen

This network was also the target of the Huygens Talent Circle, founded in 2008 by nine Huygens alumni in the Netherlands as a platform for introducing Huygens alumni to each other.  A promotion stand was set up for recruiting new members in order to expand their worldwide network of Huygens Alumni. The Huygens Talent circle earned a lot of publicity at the event as most students were not aware of the initiative. 

A once in a lifetime opportunity

For many students the Huygens scholarship programme offers a ‚ÄėOnce in a lifetime opportunity.‚Äô Without the scholarship, Studying in Holland would not have been possible for some students. They would otherwise be forced to follow other disciplines of study than their preferred choices because certain specializations are offered only in The Netherlands.

For PhD students it is attractive that Huygens scholarship programme offers a lot of flexibility in the direction a study takes and provides less or no strict demands on the research framework. Other funds give little space to unexpected changes occurring within a study. An additional advantage of the Huygens scholarship is that students may apply directly to the Netherlands without the mediation of country representatives in their home countries. This prevents possibilities for corruption via third parties in the application process.

About the Huygens Scholarship Programme

The prestigious HSP Huygens Programme is open to excellent students from countries all over the world to those  interested  in  following  or continuing  Masters or a PHD in The Netherlands. The students who receive the Huygens Scholarship can stay in The Netherlands for a period of time on the basis of the chosen discipline from a wide variety of  areas ranging from Art studies to Sciences. In 2008, 273 students were selected out of 1200 applications requests that were received.

An independent assessment committee chaired by Mrs. Winnie Sorgdrager, former Minister of Justice and currently a member of the Council of State, advises on the selection. The scholarship amounts, depending on the budget adding up to  thousands of euros.


Source: http://www.nuffic.nl/home/news-events/news-archive/2009/april/huygens-2008-students-certification-ceremony