NIOK considers education of young researchers of prime importance. Education in NIOK certainly contributes to the quality of catalysis research and developments in the Netherlands. NIOK educates young researchers in the field of catalysis by offering : – a number of courses for graduates and for master students – outstanding MSc and PhD students a complete interdisciplinary training with a special focus on developing academic and research skills, and ultimately aiming for a future career in research in the Graduate Program Solar Fuels Catalysis. NIOK Courses NIOK organises annually a broad and fundamental graduate course Catalysis, An Integrated Approach, to present to starting Ph.D. students a broad overview and deep insights into modern catalysis as a whole. NIOK members themselves developed the course material, which is published as a text book. In addition, each year a number of graduate courses and workshops on special topics are organised. CAIA-course Each year 40-50 Ph.D. students take part in the fundamental course Catalysis, An Integrated Approach on the island of Schiermonnikoog in the Northern part of the Netherlands.

Catalysis, An Integrated Approach presents a broad overview and deep insights into modern catalysis as a whole.

Hotel Van der Werff, Schiermonnikoog

Course overview

NIOK organises these graduate courses:

Also MSc courses are regularly organised:



Participate in the CAIA-course and pass the exam

Present at least once at NCCC or a similar catalysis conference

Produce at least 1 catalysis paper.


The PhD student can apply for the bull at the NIOK Office by sending the completely filled in Credit Point Administration Form, which is signed by the PhD student and the supervisor.