Growing knowledge and talent

In addition to our fundamental research, we want to share our knowledge and offer young researchers the opportunity to develop at our institute. We do this through seminars, workshops and by creating opportunities for PhD positions and internships.

PhD positions and internships

As a young researcher at DIFFER, you are given the opportunity to start your career by doing PhD research that is relevant for society. Our senior researchers supervise you through on-the-job training, and you receive courses on presentation techniques, scientific writing and the valorisation of research. We also offer short and long internships for students. Discover working at DIFFER and check our vacancies page.

Courses and presentations

Our top researchers are constantly seeking new inspiration and are pleased to share their knowledge during lectures, conferences and other meetings. Upon request, they also provide presentations and lectures on their own research into fusion energy or solar fuels. Interested? Contact our researchers in Fusion Energy and Solar Fuels!

Seminars, workshops and events

DIFFER organises freely accessible seminars every Thursday. As we know that the worldwide energy challenges can only be solved through collaboration, we regularly organise workshops and events where science and industry can meet and talk. Look for our seminars in our general calendar.

Visiting DIFFER

Universities of applied sciences, vocational courses, student associations, policy makers, companies and other interested parties can view our research setups and talk with our researchers. Interested? Call or e-mail us!

Open house day

During the annual national Weekend of Science, our building and laboratories are open to the public. Read more (in Dutch).