To finance Iguazú '09 each participating student performs a casestudy provided by companies interested in having a project done by academics.
Study tours can't be organized without a financial basis. In addition to the contribution of participants and allowances, the students raise their funding by performing a casestudy. This is a research assignment performed for a company by two students in three weeks. These students are selected on their skills and motivation, the commissioning company can expect a result of academic degree. A professor guides the students and gives them advice if necessary.
A casestudy is a good opportunity for companies to get work done for which a company itself lacks either time or expertise, at relative low cost. Moreover a casestudy gives the company the possiblility to get in contact with expertise and equipment of the University of Groningen. And as a casestudy brings senior students in close contact with a company, it is a great opportunity to involve them in her activities.
Reports of the casestudies can be found on this site as soon as the casestudies have been completed.
For students a casestudy gives a good opportunity to get in contact with a company and to get an idea of their work. A casestudy is 120h but that does not neccessarily mean that it has to be a full three weeks in a row. For each casestudy a staff member at the university with experience in the field will judge whether the students are capable of doing the project and will guide the students if neccesary.
More information for students about casestudies can be found in the 'Informatiefolder voor studenten' which can be viewed at 'downloads'.
Click these links to browse through the Case Reports of previous study tours: