Nuffic Glossary

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

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paranimf


second, assistant, witness

This Dutch term refers to the ceremonial assistant of the doctoral candidate at the PhD defence ceremony. As the van Dale dictionary describes: "a person who accompanies and assists someone who presents his/her thesis". There is no direct equivalent in English; any of the above terms may be used, or 'paranymph' with an additional explanation.

Source: van Dale.