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    Welcome at the Doctoral School of Human Sciences (DSh)

    Our doctoral school is characterised by its diversity together with its broad expertise. To keep in close touch with these resources, we have based our doctoral school on the principal of active interaction. The principle of interaction implies a dynamic model of organising the doctoral school, with input from diverse resources.

    As the doctoral school we offer multiple activities to assist in extending and improving your capabilities, in succeeding in gaining a PhD. We also strongly support PhD students in setting up activities of mutual interest. We offer some predetermined formats (content seminar, master classes, ...) as explained here.

    On the basis of cooperation we hope to keep closely in touch with the needs of our PhD students. With the monthly newsletter, together with the website we endeavour to keep you informed and importantly up to date.

    We wish you every success in your doctoral studies and trust you will appreciate our joint collaboration.

    Yours sincerely,

    Prof. Dr. Karen François

    Upcoming events

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    Thursday 18 January, 10 U - 16 U

    FLAMES 2017/2018 - Qualitative Research: Data Collection Methods

    This two-day seminar discusses various data collection methods within several qualitative traditions: semi-structured interview, video data, participative observation, probing notes, etc.

    This two-day seminar discusses various data collection methods within several qualitative tradit...

    Monday 22 January, 11 U - 17 U

    DSh: Introduction to Regression analysis - simple linear regression and multiple regression

    This course will deal with the theory behind regression analysis and features some exercises.

    This course will deal with the theory behind regression analysis and features some exercises.

    Friday 26 January, 09 U - 19 U

    DSh Humanities and Law: Critical perspectives on Identity in the European Framework

    This specialist course aims at fostering interdisciplinary doctoral training about Europe’s cultural and political identity by means of a critical analysis of concepts such as democracy and rule of law. The approach involves law, philosophy, literature, history, and political science.

    This specialist course aims at fostering interdisciplinary doctoral training about Europe’s cu...

    Wednesday 7 February, 09 U - 17 U

    Leadership for postdocs

    As a Post-Doctoral researcher, your ultimate goal is to be an expert in your field. However, in order to be recognized as such and to have impact with your knowledge, communication and influencing skills are essential. Both for a career within academia as well as outside of the...

    As a Post-Doctoral researcher, your ultimate goal is to be an expert in your field. However, in o...

    Monday 12 February, 09 U

    Introduction Day for New PhD candidates

    As the name suggests, the Introduction Day is meant to welcome starting PhD candidates and gives 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...

    As the name suggests, the Introduction Day is meant to welcome starting PhD candidates and gives ...

    Wednesday 14 February, 09 U - 17 U

    Linux and HPC Training (for DSH/LSM/NSE)

    The HPC team of the VUB-ULB Shared ICT Services Centre (SISC) is pleased to announce two new training sessions, in collaboration with the Vlaams SupercomputerCentrum (VSC) and the Consortium des Équipements de Calcul Intensif (CECI), focussing on young and/or early stage...

    The HPC team of the VUB-ULB Shared ICT Services Centre (SISC) is pleased to announce two new trai...

    Thursday 15 February, 13 U - 17 U

    Career Coaching Course for PhDs

    The Central PhD Office and the Doctoral Schools in collaboration with the VUB Career Center present the Career Coaching Course for PhDs!

    The Central PhD Office and the Doctoral Schools in collaboration with the VUB Career Center prese...

    Tuesday 20 February, 12 U - 14 U

    Mindfulnesstraining

    Mindfulness (voluit Mindfulness-Based Stress Reductie) is een wetenschappelijk onderbouwde vorm van aandachttraining waarin je vaardigheden leert om beter om te gaan met de gevolgen van stress. Het programma combineert aandachttechnieken (die hun oorsprong hebben in...

    Mindfulness (voluit Mindfulness-Based Stress Reductie) is een wetenschappelijk onderbouwde vorm v...

    Monday 12 March, 13 U - 17 U

    Conceptualizing and Scaling PhD Research

    Identify and evolve your PhD idea from the initial thought through the various stages to conceptualize it and settle it within a research domain.

    Identify and evolve your PhD idea from the initial thought through the various stages to conceptu...

    Thursday 15 March, 09 U - 17 U

    Fostering Responsible Conduct of Research

    What are the good and bad practices in research, and how can you preserve research integrity? This workshop invites you to look at your research skills and research environment more critically. 

    What are the good and bad practices in research, and how can you preserve research integrity? Thi...

    Monday 19 March, 09 U - 18 U

    Personal Effectiveness

    Get acquainted with the principles, techniques and methods of time management and learn how to make the most of your available work-time.

    Get acquainted with the principles, techniques and methods of time management and learn how to m...

    Thursday 22 March, 10 U - 16 U

    FLAMES 2017/2018 - Qualitative Research – Data Analysis

    This two-day seminar discusses various data analysis methods within several qualitative traditions, including, among others, thematic analysis, listening guide method, and interpretative phenomenological analysis.

    This two-day seminar discusses various data analysis methods within several qualitative traditio...

    Thursday 19 April, 10 U - 13 U

    DSh: Logical Methods

    Usually logical methods are seen as part and parcel of mathematical methods, but that view is too limited. Logic deals with an evaluation of the quality, including correctness, of all kinds of reasonings and argumentations.

    Usually logical methods are seen as part and parcel of mathematical methods, but that view is too...

    Tuesday 15 May, 10 U - 13 U

    DSh: Expert interviews in the Social Sciences

    Although expert interviews are often used, there is little methodological work setting them apart from other interview techniques. This seminar discusses the proper way to conduct an expert interview.

    Although expert interviews are often used, there is little methodological work setting them apart...

    Tuesday 15 May, 14 U - 17 U

    DSh: Publish and Flourish

    This seminar focuses on how to select and prepare for a conference. Participants will learn how to write an abstract, a paper and a research proposal.

    This seminar focuses on how to select and prepare for a conference. Participants will learn how t...

    Thursday 24 May, 10 U - 16 U

    FLAMES 2017/2018 - Qualitative Research – Writing up your findings

    This two-day seminar discusses the process of writing up your findings based on various qualitative research methods.

    This two-day seminar discusses the process of writing up your findings based on various qualita...

    Thursday 31 May, 13 U - 17 U

    DSh: Introduction to R: an open-source statistical toolbox

    Are you eager to use R for your statistical analyses, but don’t know where and how to start? Then this short workshop is ideal for you!

    Are you eager to use R for your statistical analyses, but don’t know where and how to start? Th...

    Monday 11 June, 10 U - 15 U

    DSh: Methodological Challenges in Cross National Survey Research

    Within the past decades a large number of cross-national surveys have become available, providing a great resource for cross-national comparisons. How can scholars draw the right conclusions from so many different sources?

    Within the past decades a large number of cross-national surveys have become available, providing...