What is a Thesis Fair?

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The Thesis Fair was initially started in 2011 and due to rising student numbers and demand, the Fairs were split in 2019. Now, the MSc Artificial Intelligence program has its own fair, the AI Thesis Fair, in early October and our other programs have the Thesis Fair, at the end of November. These annual events bring together industry experts and over 100 students at each event.

The goal of the events is to facilitate students and organisations to come together, have productive discussions in one-to-one speeddates, and together create innovative MSc thesis projects. Organisations will previously have put forward project proposals that students will have browsed, explored, and selected projects of their choice to discuss during the event.

The event allows for a free flow of conversation to take place between the two parties and discover their best fit. This will allow for students can start full of motivation on their thesis, but also companies will be pleased with the collaboration with the university.

This event is for organisations interested in hosting a research  project within the field of AI for a MSc AI student’s final thesis. Organisations range from the City of Amsterdam, ING, to AI Startups. 

The fees are tiered based upon the type of organisation. When you register, we will assign the applicable tier.

€200 (startups, SMEs, government organisations, and non-profits).

€600 (medium/large companies).

€1200 (large companies).

This event is for organisations interested in hosting a project for a student from one of the programs below.

MSc Information Studies: Data Science Track and Information Systems Track.

MSc Software engineering.

MSc Logic.

The fees are tiered based upon the type of organisation. When you register, we will assign the applicable tier.

€200 (startups, SMEs, government organisations, and non-profits).

€600 (medium/large companies).

€1200 (large companies).

Testimonials

George

Elsevier

Thesis Fair, 2019/2020

I enjoyed most the volume of the great young talent, and the precise preparation for the speeddates.

It has been a very beneficial programme, via which we have managed to do good research, produce publications, and create prototypes of services that later on we productionized. It also helps us explore fast in the form of PoCs, research directions that are unknown as to whether they could be beneficial for adoption, e.g., comparing some of the State of the Art for some of our text mining problems, with our own data.

Michael

TomTom

AI Thesis Fair, 2019/2020

I enjoyed most the volume of the great young talent, and the precise preparation for the speeddates.

It has been a very beneficial programme, via which we have managed to do good research, produce publications, and create prototypes of services that later on we productionized. It also helps us explore fast in the form of PoCs, research directions that are unknown as to whether they could be beneficial for adoption, e.g., comparing some of the State of the Art for some of our text mining problems, with our own data.

Brendan

MSc Information Studies, Data Science

Thesis Fair, 2019/2020

Meeting with multiple companies is important because in these one-to-one conversations you get a quick impression of the person that works there. Also, the discussions can lead to more opportunities.

It was an informative experience to speak with several people from different companies. I learned that there is a big difference in how I was approached by these companies. This made me consider it is important to get to know a company and its work ethic.

My experience of my internship has been great. The City of Amsterdam takes good care of their interns and provides us with opportunities to work closely together with fellow students.

Sean

MSc Information Studies, Data Science

Thesis Fair, 2019/2020

Meeting face-to-face gives students the opportunity to ask tailored questions and potentially stand out. [This] contact also allows for a more personal discussion and dissemination of opinions which are potentially important for the students’ and employers’ assessments of whether a research proposal or placement is suitable…unexpected opportunities arose, through this format, and that was how I secured my first internship placement.