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    PhD workshops, seminars and training sessions

    To help researchers achieve their goals, the Doctoral Schools and the Central PhD Office organise and sponsor a variety of events.

    The know-how of PhD research at the VUB

    Research culture

    Methods to collect, organise and analyse data

    Methodology

    Write, publish and present your research

    Write and present

    Activities aimed at a certain Doctoral School

    DS specific

    Useful outside of the academic environment

    Transferable skills

    Interview skills, job fairs and career opportunities

    Career

    The Central PhD Office can help you find the workshops and seminars that you need! Feel free to join our Doctoral education tracks, which contain useful information for both starting PhD students and advanced researchers.

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

    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.

    Analysing data

    Monday 22 January, 11 U - 17 U

    DSh: Introduction to Regression analysis - simple linear regression and multiple regression

    This course will deal with the theory behind regression analysis and features some exercises.

    This course will deal with the theory behind regression analysis and features some exercises.

    Thursday 22 March, 10 U - 16 U

    FLAMES 2017/2018 - Qualitative Research – Data Analysis

    This two-day seminar discusses various data analysis methods within several qualitative traditions, including, among others, thematic analysis, listening guide method, and interpretative phenomenological analysis.

    This two-day seminar discusses various data analysis methods within several qualitative traditio...

    Thursday 19 April, 10 U - 13 U

    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.

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

    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 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...

    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.

    Presentation skills

    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)

    Tuesday 20 February, 09 U - 12 U

    Writing Articles and Abstracts in the Natural and Applied Sciences

    How do you structure and write your research paper to give it the best chance with a journal? Learn about the conventions of research paper styles and find out ways to make your writing clearer and more concise.

    How do you structure and write your research paper to give it the best chance with a journal? Lea...

    Wednesday 21 February, 11 U - 14 U

    ChemCYS 2018 - Chemistry Conference for Young Scientists

    ChemCYS 2018 focuses on the typical research domains in chemistry. Young attendees have the opportunity to present early results of their research. In parallel, six seminars focusing on soft skills will prepare the participants for life after graduation.

    ChemCYS 2018 focuses on the typical research domains in chemistry. Young attendees have the opp...

    Wednesday 14 March, 10 U - 17 U

    Strings, Cosmology, and Gravity Student Conference - SCGSC 2018

    The Strings, Cosmology, and Gravity Student Conference brings young PhD and early stage postdoctoral researchers together which are working in theoretical high energy physics, especially in the areas of string theory, cosmology, and gravity.

    The Strings, Cosmology, and Gravity Student Conference brings young PhD and early stage postdoct...

    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...

    Doctoral School of Human Sciences (DSh)

    Friday 22 December, 14 U

    DSh: ECCO/GBI Seminar Series

    Speakers present their on-going research on various topics within the broad Evolution, Complexity and Cognition (ECCO) domain, discussing the ideas in depth and looking for transdisciplinary connections with other topics.

    Speakers present their on-going research on various topics within the broad Evolution, Complexi...

    Monday 15 January, 10 U - 17 U

    DSh: Setting up a Good Survey

    Draw a good survey sample, apply various methods of conducting standardized quantitative surveys and predict the challenges of your research. Find out how to improve a survey's quality in this hands-on workshop.

    Draw a good survey sample, apply various methods of conducting standardized quantitative surveys ...

    Monday 22 January, 11 U - 17 U

    DSh: Introduction to Regression analysis - simple linear regression and multiple regression

    This course will deal with the theory behind regression analysis and features some exercises.

    This course will deal with the theory behind regression analysis and features some exercises.

    Friday 26 January, 09 U - 19 U

    DSh Humanities and Law: Critical perspectives on Identity in the European Framework

    This specialist course aims at fostering interdisciplinary doctoral training about Europe’s cultural and political identity by means of a critical analysis of concepts such as democracy and rule of law. The approach involves law, philosophy, literature, history, and political science.

    This specialist course aims at fostering interdisciplinary doctoral training about Europe’s cu...

    Thursday 19 April, 10 U - 13 U

    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.

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

    Tuesday 15 May, 10 U - 13 U

    DSh: Expert interviews in the Social Sciences

    Although expert interviews are often used, there is little methodological work setting them apart from other interview techniques. This seminar discusses the proper way to conduct an expert interview.

    Although expert interviews are often used, there is little methodological work setting them apart...

    Transferable skills

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

    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.

    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