Improve the quality of your laboratory education

Practical courses are ideal curriculum components to teach students skills essential for conducting research and solving (complex) problems. The challenge is, to set up your practical course as efficiently and effectively as possible, allowing individual assessment of your students while preparing them for research.

The symposium “Present-day Practicals” aims at increasing the quality of laboratory education based on recent insights from educational literature and to share insights.

The symposia of 2017, 2018 and 2019 were a great succes. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 crisis thwarted our plans in  2020, but we are looking forward to organising the next symposium in 2021.

What others say:

90% of the visitors: “It stimulated my thinking about my education’

Remarks from visitors:


Hosted by the University of Amsterdam

The team of the previous editions consisted of: