Nieke Roos
10 January 2022

Versen, the Dutch National Association for Software Engineering, has launched a call for participation on MSc thesis collaborations. The call is for companies that are interested in joining forces with a university in the Netherlands through MSc thesis internships on software science and engineering. Versen offers a matchmaking platform for connecting them with research groups that fit the needs of their project ideas.

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According to Versen, hosting an MSc thesis student has many advantages. The student uses scientific methods and will leverage state-of-the-art tools, techniques and practices to help the company solve or get a better insight into a software engineering challenge. The university will offer one of its researchers as supervisor. The initial collaboration can grow and other opportunities, such as grants and subsidies, guest lectures and consultancy, may emerge. The company gets to know a highly-skilled, motivated student, who may become a future employee.

Versen brings together software engineering researchers, educators and practitioners in the Netherlands. The association aims to advance the field, raise public awareness of the challenges and opportunities, acquire funding for groundbreaking and applied research, transfer academic results to society and represent software engineers to professional, legal and political entities. It partners with research groups from CWI, the Open University and the universities of Amsterdam (UvA and VU), Delft, Eindhoven, Groningen, Leiden, Nijmegen, Twente, Utrecht and Wageningen.