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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

    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...

    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...

    Wednesday 14 August, 12:00 - 13:00 U

    ORCID Walk-in session @Campus Etterbeek

    In this walk-in session you can come by and we will assist you in creating an ORCID and linking it to you Pure profile so your account is up-to-date. You can drop by between 12h and 13h. Creating and linking your ORCID only takes a couple of minutes.

    In this walk-in session you can come by and we will assist you in creating an ORCID and linking i...

    Monday 26 August, 09:30 - 12:30 U

    VIB Tech Transfer course 26 till 30 August 2019, Ghent

    VIB Tech Transfer course...

    VIB Tech Transfer course...

    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...

    Monday 9 September, 09:00

    DSh Gender reseach seminar

    Ma class related to the field of Gender and/or Diversity Studies with in-depth and advanced training in contemporary Gender Studies and theory and methodology in related fields, such as Sexuality Studies, Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Studies, etc., next to general scholarly...

    Ma class related to the field of Gender and/or Diversity Studies with in-depth and advanced trai...

    Friday 13 September, 14:00

    DSh Thinking Through Methods by American sociologist John Levi Martin

    VUB will host award-winning American sociologist John Levi Martin (U of. Chicago). Apart from presenting and discussing his research, Prof. Martin has kindly agreed to host a Phd-workshop on the basis of his latest book "Thinking Through Methods"

    VUB will host award-winning American sociologist John Levi Martin (U of. Chicago). Apart from pre...

    Tuesday 17 September, 08:15 - 17:15 U

    Challenges in reproductive medicine: 17-18 SEPTEMBER 2019

    Challenges in reproductive medicine...

    Challenges in reproductive medicine...

    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 ...

    Friday 6 December, 09:00

    DSh Explanation and understanding within mathematics

    Explanation and understanding are important topics in the philosophy of science. This discipline has made importante developments to account for the role explanations play in scientific activities. A current trend is that philosophers emphasize the link between explanation and...

    Explanation and understanding are important topics in the philosophy of science. This discipline ...

    Friday 6 March, 09:00

    DSh Historical Sociolinguistics Young Researchers Forum (HSYRF-2020)

    The Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HiSoN), as the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) as part of its Historical Sociolinguistics Research and Training Program, is proud to announce the third edition of the Historical Sociolinguistics Young Researchers Forum (HSYRF).

    The Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HiSoN), as the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) as par...

    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 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...

    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...

    Monday 9 September, 09:00

    DSh Gender reseach seminar

    Ma class related to the field of Gender and/or Diversity Studies with in-depth and advanced training in contemporary Gender Studies and theory and methodology in related fields, such as Sexuality Studies, Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Studies, etc., next to general scholarly...

    Ma class related to the field of Gender and/or Diversity Studies with in-depth and advanced trai...

    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

    Career development

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    Coaching

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    Entrepreneurship

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    Wellbeing

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