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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 26 October, 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 29 October, 12:30

    DSh Qualitative research lunches 2018-2019

    A space to build qualitative research expertise by sharing and learning from each other.

    A space to build qualitative research expertise by sharing and learning from each other.

    Thursday 24 January, 12:00 - 14:00 U

    Info session “Results PhD Survey 2018”

    How many of you are doing a Dream PhD trajectory?How passionate are VUB PhD researchers?How well-developed are the supervision teams?

    How many of you are doing a Dream PhD trajectory?How passionate are VUB PhD researchers?How well-...

    Monday 28 January, 10:00

    LSM_Introduction to PhD portfolio and PURE

    Have you heard about Portfolio but you don’t know how it works? ...

    Have you heard about Portfolio but you don’t know how it works? ...

    Monday 4 February, 09:30 - 16:30 U

    DSh FLAMES Questionnaire construction

    two day seminar on Theory and Practice of Questionnaire Construction and Analysis. The aim of this course is to train PhD's in scientifically preparing a valid and reliable questionnaire.  

    two day seminar on Theory and Practice of Questionnaire Construction and Analysis. The aim of t...

    Wednesday 6 February, 09:00 - 18:00 U

    DSH - Masterclass discourse theory

    DESIRE, the centre for the study of Democracy, Signification and Resistance (www.researchcentredesire.eu) organises a one-day PhD masterclass on discourse theoretical approaches to politics, society, communication and media. The PhD masterclass will take place on 6 February 2019.

    DESIRE, the centre for the study of Democracy, Signification and Resistance (www.researchcentrede...

    Thursday 7 February, 09:00

    DSh 2019 02 07-08 Samuel Beckett and the Nonhuman

    In recent years, Beckett studies have also embraced new...

    In recent years, Beckett studies have also embraced new...

    Monday 11 February, 09:00

    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.

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

    Tuesday 12 February, 14:30

    Falling in love with your future HARP career

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019  Starts at: 14:30 h Various locations: See Program for details     Find out where your heart lies  Who is this event for?  This event is organized for students (Master, Bachelor) and young researchers (PhD candidates and postdocs) within the ...

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019  Starts at: 14:30 h Various locations: See Program for details ...

    Thursday 14 February, 09:00

    Present your PhD research and win the Upcoming Scientist Award @ Innovation for Health | 14th of February 2019 | Rotterdam

    Present your PhD research and win the Upcoming Scientist Award @ Innovation for Health | 14th of February 2019 | Rotterdam Do you want to present your research, gain insight in the life sciences & health sector, expand your network and win €1.000? Then join the PhD poster...

    Present your PhD research and win the Upcoming Scientist Award @ Innovation for Health | 14th of ...

    Thursday 14 February, 13:30 - 12:30 U

    DSh - Methods & approaches for investigating cross-linguistic influence in the foreign language acquisition of grammatical structures

    Activity type: Master Class / PhD_Research_review...

    Activity type: Master Class / PhD_Research_review...

    Friday 15 February, 10:00

    Introduction to PhD portfolio and PURE

    Join the introduction to Portfolio and we will instruct you how to make the most of it!

    Join the introduction to Portfolio and we will instruct you how to make the most of it!

    Monday 18 February, 09:00 - 16:30 U

    Getting things done with others

    The whole program is about getting things done from others and achieving your goals by conducting ‘positive politics’. Instead of having aggressive meetings, or avoiding a  discussion, you will benefit by learning how to build positive coalitions with the right people in the best...

    The whole program is about getting things done from others and achieving your goals by conducting...

    Monday 18 February, 09:00 - 17:00 U

    Inspiring others: prepare and deliver the best presentation of your life… every time

    How to captivate your audience, get your message across and avoid that no-one gets distracted while you are presenting? Conferences, workshops, interviews, competitions… you will face plenty of situations during your career where you need to present your work and convince your...

    How to captivate your audience, get your message across and avoid that no-one gets distracted whi...

    Tuesday 19 February, 09:30 - 16:30 U

    Personal effectiveness

    managing your time, confidence and resilience

    managing your time, confidence and resilience

    Thursday 21 February, 08:30 - 18:00 U

    Type 2 Immunity in Homeostasis and Disease In cooperation with cell press 21-22 February 2019, bruges, BELGIUM

    Type 2 inflammation rich in eosinophils, basophils and mast cells and orchestrated by Th2 lymphocytes has been mainly studied in the context of allergies and immune responses to helminths. Since the discovery of type 2 innate lymphoid cells there has been a strong interest in...

    Type 2 inflammation rich in eosinophils, basophils and mast cells and orchestrated by Th2 lymphoc...

    Monday 25 February, 09:30 - 16:30 U

    Creative Thinking

    In this training we build up knowledge and experience on creativity and the creative process. The purpose is not to achieve a technical or artistic innovative output during the training. The focus is on how to stimulate creative thinking in a group. Therefore we practice a number ...

    In this training we build up knowledge and experience on creativity and the creative process. Th...

    Wednesday 27 February, 08:00

    LSM_Breakfast series: Session 2: Life Sciences Careers in Academia

    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 getting into industry 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...

    Wednesday 6 March, 09:30

    Writing Articles for International Publication in Peer-Reviewed Journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences

    This one-day workshop for researchers seeking to publish in international peer-reviewed journals focuses on the key criteria involved in journal editors’ selection processes and peer-review.  Based on the inside knowledge of an experienced academic publisher, it is designed to...

    This one-day workshop for researchers seeking to publish in international peer-reviewed journals ...

    Thursday 7 March, 14:00 - 16:30 U

    Writing and Giving Conference Papers in the Humanities and Social Sciences

    Presenting your research at an academic conference can be a daunting experience.  Even before you get there, there is the question of identifying the right conference to make your debut, submitting an abstract and getting accepted - and of course writing the paper.  What makes an...

    Presenting your research at an academic conference can be a daunting experience.  Even before yo...

    Tuesday 12 March, 10:00

    DSH - Applied Regression: An Introduction

    Regression is one of the most often used techniques of statistical analysis. It allows to investigate the relation between one dependent and one or more independent variables. It can deal with variables at various measurement levels, and it serves as the basis for more advanced...

    Regression is one of the most often used techniques of statistical analysis. It allows to investi...

    Tuesday 12 March, 10:00 - 16:00 U

    Optimizing cooperation in international research groups

    In this course, you learn to map your position within the international team and within your network of international relations, interests and stakeholders. This will help you to understand who you are and what you want to achieve, what others expect from you and how you can manage...

    In this course, you learn to map your position within the international team and within your netw...

    Wednesday 13 March, 10:00 - 16:00 U

    DSh FLAMES Missing data

    The course will provide an introduction to the issues raised by missing data and it will illustrate the shortcomings of ad-hoc methods like deletion, recoding, complete case analysis for 'handling' missing data.  

    The course will provide an introduction to the issues raised by missing data and it will illustra...

    Monday 25 March, 08:30 - 18:00 U

    Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (3rd edition) 25-26 MARCH 2019, ANTWERP, BELGIUM

    After two successful editions (Jan 2015, Leuven and March 2017, Antwerp), VIB is proud to present the third edition of this Tools & Technologies conference....

    After two successful editions (Jan 2015, Leuven and March 2017, Antwerp), VIB is proud to present...

    Thursday 28 March, 09:30 - 17:15 U

    DSh - Fictions of Europe: Imaginary Topographies and Transnational Identities across the Arts

    Activity type: Content Seminar / Workshop...

    Activity type: Content Seminar / Workshop...

    Friday 29 March, 10:00

    From conflict to resolution

    We all find it easy to deliver positive messages to people that we like, but can find it extremely difficult to do the same with negative messages (saying no to something, for example). This gets even more difficult when we have a strained relationship with someone; a boss,...

    We all find it easy to deliver positive messages to people that we like, but can find it extremel...

    Tuesday 2 April, 13:00

    NSE PhD day and PhD cup

    Doctoral school NSE organizes his PhD day combined with the doctoral schools PhD cup pre-selections.

    Doctoral school NSE organizes his PhD day combined with the doctoral schools PhD cup pre-selections.

    Tuesday 16 April, 10:00 - 13:00 U

    Statistics for research and data analysis 2018-2019

    Statistics for research and data analysis2018-2019...

    Statistics for research and data analysis2018-2019...

    Thursday 18 April, 13:00 - 17:00 U

    Career Coaching Course for PhDs

    The Researcher Training & Development Office and the Doctoral Schools in collaboration with the VUB Career Center present the Career Coaching Course for PhDs!

    The Researcher Training & Development Office and the Doctoral Schools in collaboration with t...

    Wednesday 24 April, 10:00

    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, including as a borderline case, proof. Many examples will...

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

    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.

    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.

    Collecting 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.

    Academic Presentation skills

    Doctoral School seminars and Master Classes

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

    Transferable skills

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

    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.

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