Common Abbreviations

Abbreviation Dutch
Abbreviation English
Meaning Dutch
Meaning English
Explanation
(F)NWI
(F)NWI
(Faculteit der) Natuurkunde, Wiskunde en Informatica
(Faculty of) Physics, Mathematics and Computing Science
ALV
GMM
Algemene Ledenvergadering
General Members Meeting
A GMM is a meeting that all members of CognAC can join. In these meetings, the board of CognAC can ask their members directly for feedback on certain plans, they present changes or the members can vote on important business, like changes to important documents (e.g. statutes) or the change of the board.
BSA
BSA
Binded Studieadvies
Binding Study Advice
The amount of EC(TS) that needs to be acieved during the first study year to be able to continue studying AI at Radboud University is 42 for the academic year 2018-2019.
BSc
BSc
Bachelor of Science
EC(TS)
EC(TS)
Studiepunten
European Credit (Transfer System)
Amount of points a course is worth after successful participation. You get all or nothing. Nominal study load is 60 EC per study year.
FB
FB
Faculteitsbestuur
Faculty Board
Important people at faculty level working on the current and future policies of the faculty
FSR
FSC
Facultaire Studentenraad
Faculty Student Council
The FSC does similar work to the DPC, but on a faculty wide level.
FSW
FSW
Faculty of Social Sciences
IO
-
International Office
Contact the International Officer for studying abroad, and contact the International Office in general for any problem you face as international student.
KI
AI
Kunstmatige Intelligentie
Artificial Intelligence
KNAW
KNAW
Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie voor Wetenschappen
Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences
LoS
LoS
Library of Science
Library in the Huygens Building
MSc
MSc
Master of Science
OER
EER
Onderwijs- en Examenregeling
Education and Examination Regulations
The EER is one of the most important documents for the program. It states all rules and regulations that both the students and the staff have to stick to. For example, it states which prerequisites you need to have before starting this programme, but also that you have the right to look at your exam again after getting your grade.
OLC
DPC
Opleidingscommissie
Degree Programme Committee
The DPC is the body within the program that safeguards the quality of our study program. The DPC consist of both staff and students. The students are elected every year in June. If you have any complaints, requests or ideas, either send a message to olc.ai@student.ru.nl or just tap a DPC member on the shoulder! This year’s DPC students consist of Lennart Geertjes, Mark Rietvelt and Pleun Scholten.
OSP
ESD
Onderwijs Service Punt
Education Service Desk
Every faculty has an OSP, where you can enroll for courses if you were to late to do it online or just ask any question.
RSC
RSC
Radboud Sportcentrum
Radboud Sport Center
RU
RU
Radboud Universiteit
Radboud University
SNiC
SNiC
Stichting Nationaal informatica Congres
Foundation National informatics Congress
The SNiC organizes an huge, yearly congress. The event includes a lot of speakers, companies, researchers and free food and goodies. It is organized by one IT related study associations from the Netherlands. Every year, associations can make a bid to organize the SNiC congress in their city.
SOFv
SOFv
StudentenOverleg Faculteitsverenigingen
Unofficial translation: Student Meeting Faculty Associations
Umbrella association of study associations in Nijmegen.
TA / SA
TA / SA
Studenten Assistant
Teaching Assistant / Student Assistant
People who assist lecturers by helping the students in workgroups or lab sessions, and by grading homework assignments.
TK
TK
Terminal Kamer
Terminal Room
Computer room B.00.76 in the Spinoza Building where AI students can work freely
UB
UB
Universiteitsbibliotheek
University Library
USR
USC
Universitaire Studentenraad
University Student Council
The USC does similar work to the DPC, but on a university wide level.
NSVKI
NSVKI
Nederlandse Studievereniging Kunstmatige Intelligentie
Dutch Study Association Artificial Intelligence
The NSVKI is the cooperation for Study Associations for Artificial Intelligence in the Netherlands. The members VIA (Amsterdam), STORM (Amsterdam), Cover (Groningen), CognAC (Nijmegen) and USCKI Incognito (Utrecht) decided it would be a good idea to keep in contact in this form.
NAIS (formerly LOKI)
National Artificial Intelligence Summit
The official meeting of the NSVKI where all study association come together.