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    Summer School 2018

    Looking for the right techniques to do an interview or to stand out in a debate? Deliver presentations that stick to your audience? Want to start to blog about your research? This and so much more on the summer school Let’s talk Science on 3 & 4 July 2018!

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    PhD workshops, seminars and training sessions

    The Doctoral Schools and the Central PhD 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 students along the course of their research, the Central PhD 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 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...

    Wednesday 23 May, 09 U

    VUB PhD CUP: *** Call for presentations ***

    Desoxyribonucle-saywhatnow…? Stop the presses, this just came in: the Doctoral Schools of the VUB are organizing a very own home-brewed PhD-Cup! Naturally, we trust you’re an expert in your research domain and you can bamboozle everyone with field-specific lingo. That’s why we...

    Desoxyribonucle-saywhatnow…? Stop the presses, this just came in: the Doctoral Schools of the V...

    Wednesday 23 May, 13 U - 15 U

    VUB PhD Cup: NSE 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...

    Monday 28 May, 09 U - 17 U

    FINGEO Global Seminar and Spring School

    The Fifth FINGEO Global Seminar on “European Spaces of Financialization” aims to critically analyze and understand Europe’s multiscalar spaces of financialization. The FINGEO Spring School, under the guidance of some of the leading names in the field, will offer early career...

    The Fifth FINGEO Global Seminar on “European Spaces of Financialization” aims to critically a...

    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...

    Monday 4 June, 08 U - 16 U

    f-TALES workshop 4-5 June 2018, Brussel - A Roadmap towards Diabetes Treatment: To the Beta Cell and Beyond

    Diabetes mellitus is a heterogeneous group of metabolic disorders that occurs as a result of disturbed glucose homeostasis. The defects can be inferred by monogenic, polygenic, multifactorial or secondary causes all resulting in either absolute or relative insulin deficiency....

    Diabetes mellitus is a heterogeneous group of metabolic disorders that occurs as a result of dist...

    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...

    Tuesday 19 June, 09 U

    LSM - Sample Size Calculation using GPower (3+2 hours)

    Sample size can be calculated to ensure that a study will provide sufficient information to answer the questions of interest. This workshop aims to introduce researchers to this topic of sample size calculation, both in theory and practice.    

    Sample size can be calculated to ensure that a study will provide sufficient information to answe...

    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...

    Wednesday 27 June, 09 U

    LSM - PROTECTION AND VALORISATION OF RESEARCH RESULTS: “Taking research beyond the bench”

    During the training participants will be introduced to commonly used terms and concepts arising at the intersection of science and business - and understand what resources are available to navigate this path. The content is relevant to both academically and/or commercially minded...

    During the training participants will be introduced to commonly used terms and concepts arising a...

    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...

    Introduction to research culture

    The Central PhD Office organises events to clarify what is expected of PhD research and to guide students depending on their needs.

    PhD Introduction days

    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.

    Publishing

    No events available

    Doctoral School seminars and Master Classes

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

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

    More events
    Wednesday 23 May, 09 U

    VUB PhD CUP: *** Call for presentations ***

    Desoxyribonucle-saywhatnow…? Stop the presses, this just came in: the Doctoral Schools of the VUB are organizing a very own home-brewed PhD-Cup! Naturally, we trust you’re an expert in your research domain and you can bamboozle everyone with field-specific lingo. That’s why we...

    Desoxyribonucle-saywhatnow…? Stop the presses, this just came in: the Doctoral Schools of the V...

    Wednesday 23 May, 13 U - 15 U

    VUB PhD Cup: NSE 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...

    Monday 28 May, 09 U - 17 U

    FINGEO Global Seminar and Spring School

    The Fifth FINGEO Global Seminar on “European Spaces of Financialization” aims to critically analyze and understand Europe’s multiscalar spaces of financialization. The FINGEO Spring School, under the guidance of some of the leading names in the field, will offer early career...

    The Fifth FINGEO Global Seminar on “European Spaces of Financialization” aims to critically a...

    Monday 4 June, 08 U - 16 U

    f-TALES workshop 4-5 June 2018, Brussel - A Roadmap towards Diabetes Treatment: To the Beta Cell and Beyond

    Diabetes mellitus is a heterogeneous group of metabolic disorders that occurs as a result of disturbed glucose homeostasis. The defects can be inferred by monogenic, polygenic, multifactorial or secondary causes all resulting in either absolute or relative insulin deficiency....

    Diabetes mellitus is a heterogeneous group of metabolic disorders that occurs as a result of dist...

    Doctoral School of Life Sciences and Medicine (LSM)

    More events
    Wednesday 23 May, 09 U

    VUB PhD CUP: *** Call for presentations ***

    Desoxyribonucle-saywhatnow…? Stop the presses, this just came in: the Doctoral Schools of the VUB are organizing a very own home-brewed PhD-Cup! Naturally, we trust you’re an expert in your research domain and you can bamboozle everyone with field-specific lingo. That’s why we...

    Desoxyribonucle-saywhatnow…? Stop the presses, this just came in: the Doctoral Schools of the V...

    Monday 4 June, 08 U - 16 U

    f-TALES workshop 4-5 June 2018, Brussel - A Roadmap towards Diabetes Treatment: To the Beta Cell and Beyond

    Diabetes mellitus is a heterogeneous group of metabolic disorders that occurs as a result of disturbed glucose homeostasis. The defects can be inferred by monogenic, polygenic, multifactorial or secondary causes all resulting in either absolute or relative insulin deficiency....

    Diabetes mellitus is a heterogeneous group of metabolic disorders that occurs as a result of dist...

    Tuesday 19 June, 09 U

    LSM - Sample Size Calculation using GPower (3+2 hours)

    Sample size can be calculated to ensure that a study will provide sufficient information to answer the questions of interest. This workshop aims to introduce researchers to this topic of sample size calculation, both in theory and practice.    

    Sample size can be calculated to ensure that a study will provide sufficient information to answe...

    Wednesday 27 June, 09 U

    LSM - PROTECTION AND VALORISATION OF RESEARCH RESULTS: “Taking research beyond the bench”

    During the training participants will be introduced to commonly used terms and concepts arising at the intersection of science and business - and understand what resources are available to navigate this path. The content is relevant to both academically and/or commercially minded...

    During the training participants will be introduced to commonly used terms and concepts arising a...

    Transferable skills

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

    Getting organised

    No events available

    Wellbeing

    No events available

    Discover your potential

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

    Career development

    No events available

    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 students 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 Caroline Vercauteren.

    Find the job that suits you best!

    VUB Career Center