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    PhD workshops, seminars and training sessions

    The Doctoral Schools and the Researcher Training & Development Office sponsor a variety of events. You can find them all on this page, or select specific categories in the tabs above.

    To help guide PhD candidates along the course of their research, the Researcher Training & Development Office organises the Doctoral education tracks. Should you ever feel stuck, either at the start of your research or in later stages, you are always welcome to join these tracks!

    If you have any suggestions for new workshops or seminars, use this online form or send an e-mail at doctoral.schools@vub.be.

    Upcoming PhD events

    Friday 5 April, 15:30

    LSM_Campus Research Talks

    Bi-weekly friday afternoon seminar sessions (15.30) at the VUB Jette Campus

    Bi-weekly friday afternoon seminar sessions (15.30) at the VUB Jette Campus

    Thursday 16 May, 09:30 - 17:00 U

    Qualitative Research Seminar Series 2019

    This seminar series, organised by the Doctoral Schools of 5 Flemish Universities, targets PhD students and young researchers in all disciplines at the beginning of their academic career. Registration for each seminar is organized by the doctoral school of the host institution and...

    This seminar series, organised by the Doctoral Schools of 5 Flemish Universities, targets PhD stu...

    Monday 27 May, 10:00

    DSh Arts and Philosophy PhD Day

    On May 27th 2019, the faculty of Arts and Philosophy, with the support of the Doctoral School of the Human Sciences, will organize the third edition of its yearly PhD event

    On May 27th 2019, the faculty of Arts and Philosophy, with the support of the Doctoral School of ...

    Tuesday 28 May, 14:00

    DSh - Getting started with Qualtrics: Tips and tricks on collecting experimental and survey- data with Qualtrics

    Qualtrics is an online platform that researchers can use to collect data online and build surveys and experiments. This practical workshop aims to get you started with Qualtrics. First, the basic features of Qualtrics are discussed, such as types of questions. Secondly, we will...

    Qualtrics is an online platform that researchers can use to collect data online and build surveys...

    Monday 3 June, 08:45 - 17:30 U

    Emerging Applications of Microbes 3-4 JUNE 2019, LEUVEN, BELGIUM

    We are pleased to announce the first edition of the VIB Conference ‘Emerging applications of microbes’. This international conference will take place June 3rd-4th 2019 in the beautiful historic city of Leuven....

    We are pleased to announce the first edition of the VIB Conference ‘Emerging applications of mi...

    Monday 3 June, 09:30

    Resume LAB

    6 SECONDSThat is the time recruiters in an eye-tracking study dedicated to evaluating a resume....

    6 SECONDSThat is the time recruiters in an eye-tracking study dedicated to evaluating a resume....

    Tuesday 4 June, 10:00 - 12:00 U

    2nd workshop on System Identification – Lectures by Francesco Ferranti (Institut Mines-Télécom Atlantique, France) “Metamodeling: how to interpret the world with engineering and mathematical tools”

    This lecture will first provide a global view about metamodeling techniques. Then, it will focus on state-of-the-art metamodeling techniques tailored towards dynamical systems. Different approaches will be discussed along with the corresponding pros and cons related to accuracy,...

    This lecture will first provide a global view about metamodeling techniques. Then, it will focus ...

    Tuesday 4 June, 17:00

    It’s not that grey

    The VUB Dsh PhD Network will hold a presentation titled It’s not that grey on June 4th at 17h. This event will be held in Promotiezaal D2.01 and is open to EVERYONE of all genders. This presentation is for anyone who has experienced or witnessed harassment and for those who simply...

    The VUB Dsh PhD Network will hold a presentation titled It’s not that grey on June 4th at 17h. ...

    Wednesday 5 June, 08:30 - 23:00 U

    DSH - XXV EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis Meeting

    The XXV EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis meeting (EWGLA 2019) will be held in Brussels (Belgium) on June 5-7, 2019. This meeting intends to gather the operational research community from different parts of the world to share experiences in the field of locational analysis....

    The XXV EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis meeting (EWGLA 2019) will be held in Brussels (...

    Wednesday 5 June, 10:00 - 16:00 U

    DSH - Annual Forum of the Association for Young Legal Historians 2019

    The XXVth Annual Forum of the Young Legal Historians aims to shed light on these questions by looking at the legal history of the closely intertwined concepts of citizenship and legal history. Throughout history, citizenship and identity has been defined in different ways and at...

    The XXVth Annual Forum of the Young Legal Historians aims to shed light on these questions by loo...

    Thursday 6 June, 09:00

    DSh Focus group Interviews for Advanced Users

    This highly interactive seminar reviews the theory and practice of focus group methods, and demonstrates how researchers can use focus groups to understand the issues, needs and ideas of particular groups (community groups, audiences, stakeholders, residents, users, customers, etc....

    This highly interactive seminar reviews the theory and practice of focus group methods, and demon...

    Monday 10 June, 09:00 - 18:00 U

    DSh HUMAN ACTION BETWEEN OBLIGATION AND SATISFACTION

    Action is a key dimension of the human being. Situated beyond the mere adaptive or instinctive behavior characteristic of most animals, human action is crucially mediated by language. In this regard, the question on action can be formulated as follows: are the main reasons that...

    Action is a key dimension of the human being. Situated beyond the mere adaptive or instinctive b...

    Monday 17 June, 09:00

    LSM_Protection and valorisation of research results

    The possibility of biomedical science research to have a beneficial impact on society hinges on the successful translation of fundamental research into the development of industry compatible products and processes. This course introduces the “Technology Transfer” process, by which...

    The possibility of biomedical science research to have a beneficial impact on society hinges on t...

    Tuesday 18 June, 09:00

    So, I have all these research skills, now what?

    Company visit D-sense: where research skills are valued...

    Company visit D-sense: where research skills are valued...

    Thursday 20 June, 09:00

    Careers in service of the world: An introduction to working at the United Nations and other International organizations

    Are you dreaming of using your critical mindset, creativity and passion for an organization like the United Nations or any other international organization (like World bank, OECD, IMF…)? This career event will show you what these organizations are all about, will give you insight...

    Are you dreaming of using your critical mindset, creativity and passion for an organization like ...

    Thursday 20 June, 09:15

    Basics of Single Cell Analysis - 20 June 2019, Leuven

    This training will give attendees an introduction to state-of-the-art technologies for single cell analysis, including single-cell -omics methods and in situ approaches....

    This training will give attendees an introduction to state-of-the-art technologies for single cel...

    Thursday 20 June, 10:00

    DSh Developing interview questions and basic interview skills

    This seminar is intended for researchers who seek a general introduction in developing interview questions, and conducting qualitative interviews. Through lecturing, practical exercises in small groups and discussion of specific examples of qualitative interviews, participants will...

    This seminar is intended for researchers who seek a general introduction in developing interview ...

    Monday 24 June, 08:00

    LSM_Breakfast series: Session 3: Life sciences careers in the public sector

    Ever wondered what wonderful things you can do with your Life sciences PhD? Come and have breakfast with interesting speakers.  Career stories will be shared, career choices will be explained,tips and tricks about continuing in academia with your PhD will be given, and most...

    Ever wondered what wonderful things you can do with your Life sciences PhD? Come and have breakfa...

    Tuesday 2 July, 10:00

    DSh - Critical Discourse Analysis (Qualitative Research Series)

    Textbook definitions of discourse analysis generally characterize the field as heterogeneous and constituted of a wide range of assumptions, approaches and methodologies. Reflecting the rising popularity of discourse analysis within social sciences, definitions of ‘discourse’...

    Textbook definitions of discourse analysis generally characterize the field as heterogeneous and ...

    Tuesday 30 July, 09:00 - 18:00 U

    DSh 2019 07 30-31 Epistemic Subjects Beyond Individuals

    It’s time to take a closer look at the “epistemic subject” as an explanatory concept and how it may fare in explaining entities beyond individuals.

    It’s time to take a closer look at the “epistemic subject” as an explanatory concept and ho...

    Monday 9 September, 08:30 - 17:00 U

    Flames Summer School (09/09/2019 > 20/09/2019)

    FLAMES (Flanders Training Network for Methodology and Statistics) organizes a two-week Summer School aiming at providing practical methodological and statistical training to young researchers (particularly PhD students) from all disciplines.

    FLAMES (Flanders Training Network for Methodology and Statistics) organizes a two-week Summer Sch...

    Thursday 19 September, 12:00 - 18:00 U

    DSH - Energy in the Early Modern Home. The Material Culture of Heating, Lighting and Cooking

    The goal of this workshop is to get a better understanding of the causes and effects of energy transitions in early modern Europe seen from a household perspective. It welcomes papers tackling the relation between energy and material culture from a wide range of approaches:...

    The goal of this workshop is to get a better understanding of the causes and effects of energy tr...

    Wednesday 25 September, 09:00 - 17:00 U

    Smart Cities & ICT: CTTE-FITCE conference, Ghent, 25-27 September 2019

    This conference aims at tackling the issues raised by introducing digital technologies for supporting socio-economic development, including both theoretical as well as practical aspects, considered from a multi-disciplinary perspective. There is a special focus on smart cities. 

    This conference aims at tackling the issues raised by introducing digital technologies for suppor...

    Thursday 10 October, 08:45 - 17:45 U

    The Brain Mosaic: Cellular heterogeneity in the CNS (2nd edition) 10-11 OCTOBER 2019, LEUVEN, BELGIUM

    Recent advances in technology now allow us to explore multiple aspects of heterogeneity at the single cell level. Nowhere is this more important than in the Central Nervous System (CNS), where cellular heterogeneity has profound effects on all aspects of normal brain function and...

    Recent advances in technology now allow us to explore multiple aspects of heterogeneity at the si...

    Monday 14 October, 09:00 - 17:00 U

    “Chemical Research in Flanders – CRF 2”

    The symposium aims at gathering the chemical research community based in Flanders and at contributing to strengthen the community through scientific presentations and dissemination of research results. The scope of the symposium is broad and covers different aspects of chemical...

    The symposium aims at gathering the chemical research community based in Flanders and at contribu...

    Monday 21 October, 13:00

    DSh - ‘Communicating, the path to a healthy and happy work-relationship with your PhD supervisor’

    This hands-on workshop aims to expand your communications skillset to get the most out of your relationship with your PhD promotor(s). This workshop will discuss tips and tricks on how to communicate better in general (e.g., active listening, perspective taking, personal conflict...

    This hands-on workshop aims to expand your communications skillset to get the most out of your re...

    Tuesday 29 October, 10:00

    DSH - Masterclasses: International and Intercultural Communication / Diaspora, migration and the media

    The two masterclasses are organized in collaboration between the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and Ghent University with support from ECREA sections International and Intercultural Communication (IIC) and Diaspora, migration and the media (DMM). The two masterclasses precede and will...

    The two masterclasses are organized in collaboration between the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and ...

    Introduction to research culture

    The Researcher Training & Development Office organises events to clarify what is expected of PhD research and to guide candidates depending on their needs.

    PhD Introduction days

    No events available

    Research integrity

    No events available

    Funding and writing grant proposals

    No events available

    Finding the perfect workshops


    From research question to publishing a thesis, our special seminars are dedicated to setting PhD students on the right track!

    Research methods and organisation

    Planning and working on your PhD research takes time, but there are methods and facilities which can help you organise your activities.

    Preparing and organising data

    No events available

    Collecting data

    No events available

    Analysing data

    No events available

    Academic writing and communication

    From ideas to publications, these training sessions will show you how to put your research on paper and present your findings.

    Writing academic papers

    No events available

    Publishing

    No events available

    Academic Presentation skills

    No events available

    Science Outreach

    No events available

    Doctoral School seminars and Master Classes

    Doctoral Schools organise highly specialised activities which can prove valuable to PhD candidates within the same research domain.

    Doctoral School of Natural Sciences and (Bioscience) Engineering (NSE)

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    Monday 3 June, 08:45 - 17:30 U

    Emerging Applications of Microbes 3-4 JUNE 2019, LEUVEN, BELGIUM

    We are pleased to announce the first edition of the VIB Conference ‘Emerging applications of microbes’. This international conference will take place June 3rd-4th 2019 in the beautiful historic city of Leuven....

    We are pleased to announce the first edition of the VIB Conference ‘Emerging applications of mi...

    Tuesday 4 June, 10:00 - 12:00 U

    2nd workshop on System Identification – Lectures by Francesco Ferranti (Institut Mines-Télécom Atlantique, France) “Metamodeling: how to interpret the world with engineering and mathematical tools”

    This lecture will first provide a global view about metamodeling techniques. Then, it will focus on state-of-the-art metamodeling techniques tailored towards dynamical systems. Different approaches will be discussed along with the corresponding pros and cons related to accuracy,...

    This lecture will first provide a global view about metamodeling techniques. Then, it will focus ...

    Tuesday 4 June, 17:00

    It’s not that grey

    The VUB Dsh PhD Network will hold a presentation titled It’s not that grey on June 4th at 17h. This event will be held in Promotiezaal D2.01 and is open to EVERYONE of all genders. This presentation is for anyone who has experienced or witnessed harassment and for those who simply...

    The VUB Dsh PhD Network will hold a presentation titled It’s not that grey on June 4th at 17h. ...

    Thursday 20 June, 09:15

    Basics of Single Cell Analysis - 20 June 2019, Leuven

    This training will give attendees an introduction to state-of-the-art technologies for single cell analysis, including single-cell -omics methods and in situ approaches....

    This training will give attendees an introduction to state-of-the-art technologies for single cel...

    Doctoral School of Life Sciences and Medicine (LSM)

    More events
    Friday 5 April, 15:30

    LSM_Campus Research Talks

    Bi-weekly friday afternoon seminar sessions (15.30) at the VUB Jette Campus

    Bi-weekly friday afternoon seminar sessions (15.30) at the VUB Jette Campus

    Monday 3 June, 08:45 - 17:30 U

    Emerging Applications of Microbes 3-4 JUNE 2019, LEUVEN, BELGIUM

    We are pleased to announce the first edition of the VIB Conference ‘Emerging applications of microbes’. This international conference will take place June 3rd-4th 2019 in the beautiful historic city of Leuven....

    We are pleased to announce the first edition of the VIB Conference ‘Emerging applications of mi...

    Tuesday 4 June, 17:00

    It’s not that grey

    The VUB Dsh PhD Network will hold a presentation titled It’s not that grey on June 4th at 17h. This event will be held in Promotiezaal D2.01 and is open to EVERYONE of all genders. This presentation is for anyone who has experienced or witnessed harassment and for those who simply...

    The VUB Dsh PhD Network will hold a presentation titled It’s not that grey on June 4th at 17h. ...

    Monday 17 June, 09:00

    LSM_Protection and valorisation of research results

    The possibility of biomedical science research to have a beneficial impact on society hinges on the successful translation of fundamental research into the development of industry compatible products and processes. This course introduces the “Technology Transfer” process, by which...

    The possibility of biomedical science research to have a beneficial impact on society hinges on t...

    Doctoral School of Human Sciences (DSh)

    More events
    Thursday 16 May, 09:30 - 17:00 U

    Qualitative Research Seminar Series 2019

    This seminar series, organised by the Doctoral Schools of 5 Flemish Universities, targets PhD students and young researchers in all disciplines at the beginning of their academic career. Registration for each seminar is organized by the doctoral school of the host institution and...

    This seminar series, organised by the Doctoral Schools of 5 Flemish Universities, targets PhD stu...

    Monday 27 May, 10:00

    DSh Arts and Philosophy PhD Day

    On May 27th 2019, the faculty of Arts and Philosophy, with the support of the Doctoral School of the Human Sciences, will organize the third edition of its yearly PhD event

    On May 27th 2019, the faculty of Arts and Philosophy, with the support of the Doctoral School of ...

    Tuesday 28 May, 14:00

    DSh - Getting started with Qualtrics: Tips and tricks on collecting experimental and survey- data with Qualtrics

    Qualtrics is an online platform that researchers can use to collect data online and build surveys and experiments. This practical workshop aims to get you started with Qualtrics. First, the basic features of Qualtrics are discussed, such as types of questions. Secondly, we will...

    Qualtrics is an online platform that researchers can use to collect data online and build surveys...

    Tuesday 4 June, 17:00

    It’s not that grey

    The VUB Dsh PhD Network will hold a presentation titled It’s not that grey on June 4th at 17h. This event will be held in Promotiezaal D2.01 and is open to EVERYONE of all genders. This presentation is for anyone who has experienced or witnessed harassment and for those who simply...

    The VUB Dsh PhD Network will hold a presentation titled It’s not that grey on June 4th at 17h. ...

    Transferable skills

    Communication, personal development and more. Here, you can acquire skills that will prove useful even outside of a research environment.

    Getting organised

    No events available

    Leadership

    No events available

    Other transferable skills

    No events available

    Discover your potential

    These workshops will focus on wellbeing and give you the skills and orientation you need in order to navigate the demands and opportunities of the job market.

    Job coaching for VUB researchers

    The VUB Career Center offers tailor-made advice and coaching to guide young researchers to their dream jobs. It can offer its services to candidates and postdoctoral researchers even up to 5 years after finishing their PhDs.

    For more information, please consult the offers of the VUB Career Center or contact Annelies Colpin.

    Find the job that suits you best!

    VUB Career Center

    How to ROCK a Job Fair

    Career Blog

    Coaching

    No events available

    Entrepreneurship

    No events available

    Wellbeing

    No events available