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    Introduction Day for New PhD candidates

    Friday, 11 October, 2019 - 09:00
    Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus
    Building Q
    Auditorium Q-D
    Researcher Training and Development Office
    doctoral.schools@vub.be
    Introduction Day for New PhD candidates

    On Friday the 11th of October 2019 the Researcher Training & Development Office organises the Introduction Day for New PhD candidates in Etterbeek. As of academic year 2017-2018 it is compulsory for all PhD candidates (that started their research in 2017-18 or later) to follow the Introduction Day once during their PhD trajectory.

    As the name suggests, the Introduction Day is meant to welcome starting PhD candidates and give them essential information about the VUB’s research culture. The morning session will inform you about pursuing a PhD at the VUB: you will hear significant talks from the coordinator of the Researcher Training & Development Office, staff from the Science Outreach office, European Liaison Office, Human Resources, TechTransfer, and of course, other PhD candidates.

    In the afternoon session we will focus on scientific integrity and research ethics at the VUB and in general.

    You’re also invited to participate in additional info sessions and workshops later this week on publishing your articles, using PURE (the publication database), intellectual property…. It’s not mandatory to follow these, yet strongly recommended to do so; since they will allow you to take a head start into your PhD.

    Programme (small changes are still possible)

    Friday 11/10/2019

    9.00

    Doing a PhD at the VUB (dr. Hannelore De Grande, Coordinator Researcher Training & Development Office (RTDO), Research & Data Management (R&D))

    9.20

    ‘HR-related aspects for PhDs’ (Glen Quintens, People & Organisation (P&O))

    9.30

    ‘Career Services’ (Annelies Colpin, RTDO, R&D)

    9.45

    Practical Information on the Doctoral Training Programme and the Doctoral
     Schools’
     (dr. Hannelore De Grande, RTDO, R&D)

    10.15

    COFFEE BREAK

    10.30

    PhD testimonial (Philippe Eiselein, PhD candidate, Faculty of Economics & Social Sciences)

    11.00

    Science Communication’ (Sarah Leuridan, Science Outreach Office, R&D)

    11.15

    ‘Applying for EU and other funding at VUB’ (Stien Mommaerts & Federico Perrone, European Liaison Office & dr. Kris Pauwels, Research & Grant Office, R&D)

    11.40

    'Valorisation, IP & Tech Transfer' (Jessica Hekking, TechTransfer Office)

    12.00

    Introduction to PhD Networks

    12.15

    INTERACTIVE LUNCH + info market (CAW, TEO, PhD networks, ...)

    Nelson Mandela Reception Hall

    13.30

    Research Ethics and scientific Integrity’ (dr. John Pearson, Legal & Ethics Office, R&D)

    16.30

     'Safety measures at the lab' (Christel Van den Bossche, P&O)

    17.00

    OPEN SOCIAL PROGRAMME 

    with the PhD Networks 

    Where?

    Auditorium Q-D, Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus

    Registration:

    Register here!

    Questions on the compulsory part? Check our powerpoint or the general info page.