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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

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    Friday 30 March, 09 U - 17 U

    DSH - Qualitative Research Seminars 2017-2018

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    Wednesday 16 May, 10 U - 16 U

    DSH - Qualitative Research – Data Analysis

    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...

    Monday 28 May, 09 U - 17 U

    Arts and Philosophy PhD Day

    On May 28th 2018, the faculty of Arts and Philosophy, with the support of the Doctoral School of the Human Sciences, will organize the second edition of its yearly PhD event. In order to stimulate a vivid exchange of ideas, both within and across disciplines, 2nd and 3rd year PhD...

    On May 28th 2018, the faculty of Arts and Philosophy, with the support of the Doctoral School of ...

    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...

    Thursday 7 June, 08 U - 17 U

    Theory at sea 2018

    On 8-7 June 2018 theoretical and mathematical physicists working in Flanders meet in an informal joint workshop at Domein Westhoek in Oostduinkerke.

    On 8-7 June 2018 theoretical and mathematical physicists working in Flanders meet in an informal ...

    Thursday 7 June, 09 U - 13 U

    Practical Aspects of Structural Biology

          Practical Aspects of Structural Biology WHY ATTEND? This training will showcase tools, methods and technologies to interpret and determine protein structures. We will start this training with a comparison of the different technologies that are commonly used for structure d...

          Practical Aspects of Structural Biology WHY ATTEND? This training will showcase tools...

    Thursday 7 June, 10 U - 17 U

    DSH - Introduction to corpus linguistics with R

    This course will offer a basic introduction to corpus linguistics with R to anyone interested in working with linguistic copora and other large collections of text. We will start out with the fundamentals of R and RStudio, discussing the various types of data structures available,...

    This course will offer a basic introduction to corpus linguistics with R to anyone interested in ...

    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...

    Thursday 14 June, 10 U

    DSH - Qualitative Comparative Analysis

    Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) is an analytical technique that allows for a systematic comparison of an intermediate to large number of cases on three to eight causal conditions. Hereby, it aims to identify the specific (combinations of) conditions under which the...

    Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) is an analytical technique that allows for a systematic co...

    Friday 15 June, 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...

    Wednesday 20 June, 09 U

    LaTex for junior researchers

    LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, with features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. LaTeX is the de facto standard for the communication and publication of scientific documents. But even for the lay-out of straightforward text, LaTeX...

    LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, with features designed for the production of technica...

    Wednesday 20 June, 13 U - 17 U

    VUB PhD Cup: DSH pre-selection

    The Doctoral Schools are looking for young researchers who can enthuse a large audience about their research.

    The Doctoral Schools are looking for young researchers who can enthuse a large audience about the...

    Thursday 21 June, 09 U - 17 U

    Get your message across with effective graphs

    As a researcher, a big part of your job is to present data in a meaningful way. The habits from your field and the tools you are using are not always helpful. You want to get your message across with effective graphs. This training of two days includes discussions in plenary groups...

    As a researcher, a big part of your job is to present data in a meaningful way. The habits from y...

    Monday 25 June, 09 U - 17 U

    Introduction to Stata

    The course provides an introductory training in Stata. Stata is a powerful statistical package with smart data-management facilities, a wide array of up-to-date statistical techniques, and an excellent system for producing publication-quality graphs. Stata is easy to use and thus...

    The course provides an introductory training in Stata. Stata is a powerful statistical package wi...

    Thursday 28 June, 09 U

    DSH - Masterclass: Action research as an empowering method in urban research

    In this master class, participants will explore the theoretical and practical basis of conducting action research with vulnerable populations in underprivileged urban areas. Master class lecturer Haifa Tlili she will share her experiences with doing action research, by presenting...

    In this master class, participants will explore the theoretical and practical basis of conducting...

    Thursday 28 June, 09 U

    BibTex for junior researchers

    BibTeX is a sofware package that allows you to create and use bibliographies within LaTeX. BibTeX will automatically turn the bibliographic references cited in your text into a structured file. There are several different styles of bibliography, allowing you to adapt the format of...

    BibTeX is a sofware package that allows you to create and use bibliographies within LaTeX. BibTe...

    Monday 10 September, 08 U - 17 U

    FLAMES SUMMER SCHOOL

    The 6th edition of the FLAMES Summer School (FSS 2018) will offer 16 modules on practical methodological and statistical training for young researchers from all disciplines. 10 – 21 September 2018 @ KU Leuven

    The 6th edition of the FLAMES Summer School (FSS 2018) will offer 16 modules on practical methodo...

    Sunday 16 September, 16 U - 13 U

    XIV Modave Summer School in Mathematical Physics

    Summer school for PhD students in high energy theoretical physics

    Summer school for PhD students in high energy theoretical physics

    Monday 17 September, 18 U - 17 U

    DSH - Critical Ethnographic Research Seminar:

    DSh 2018 09 17-19 Critical Ethnographic Research Seminar: Critical Ethnography and Feminist Epistemology Activity typeContent Seminar / Workshop Doctoral SchoolDSh Research groupRHEA Name(s) of the VUB organizer(s)dr. Sophie Withaeckx (FILO/RHEA)prof. dr. Gily Coen (FILO/RHEA) Na...

    DSh 2018 09 17-19 Critical Ethnographic Research Seminar: Critical Ethnography and Feminist Epis...