Nuffic Glossary

The Nuffic Glossary is a list with explanations of terms used in Dutch education.

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assistent-in-opleiding (aio)

trainee research assistant (AIO)

A full-time appointment that enables a new university graduate - under supervision - to gain experience in conducting independent research. Some teaching duties may be included. Appointments for the purpose of earning a doctorate are for four years. Appointments for collaboration on a project (as a trainee researcher), or for designing a piece of equipment (as trainee design engineer), are for two years. An AIO position is comparable to a PhD studentship in other countries, except that an 'AIO' is an employee and receives a salary.