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    PhD Introduction Day

    If you're just starting out as a PhD candidate at the VUB, you'll have a lot of questions about the ins and outs of our university. By following this introduction, you'll be able to gain insight into the different services and structures at the VUB (ranging from career to administration to legal and safety). The introduction is organized twice a year (usually September / February) and is obligatory for every PhD-student. 

    The Introduction Days for new PhD candidates in academic year 2021-2022 will take place on 14-15 October 2021. For those not available on those dates, please note that you will be able to watch the live stream afterwards, and that we also organize a second Introduction Days series on 10-11 February. 

    The Introduction Days will be run in a hybrid format, meaning: you are invited to join the digital day-programme on the 14th & 15th of October, and you are welcome to join the Back-2-Campus-Drink on campus on Friday 15th. Please indicate this on the registration form, so we can welcome you in a safe way and with enough drinks available. 

    Preliminary programme:
    14th October 2021 (online)

    Morning session 

    Welcome word by the DS directors

    Q&A sessions with different VUB services for PhD candidates
    PhD testimonials

    Speeddating for research

    Afternoon Session 

    Introduction to Ethics & Scientific Integrity

    Social programme with PhD networks (optional)

    15th October 2021 (online)

    Introduction to Research & Datamanagement 

    Parallel info sessions


    Back-2-Campus Drink (starting at 4pm) followed by Social Event organized by the PhD Networks



    Register here before Thursday October 7th, 18h.