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maandag 25 juni, 09:00 - 17:00 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...

donderdag 28 juni, 09:30

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...

donderdag 5 juli, 10:00

Information session on FWO Doctoral Grants Strategic Basic Research

Each year the VUB organizes an information session on doctoral grants Strategic Basic Research (PhD - FWOSB) and we hope herewith to reach out, inspire and encourage our students to engage with science at the VUB.

Each year the VUB organizes an information session on doctoral grants Strategic Basic Research (P...

donderdag 5 juli, 14:00

Voorbereiding op Vlaamse PhD Cup

Vincent Stuer is VUB fellow en was voorheen speech schrijver voor onder meer Karel De Gucht (Open VLD) en José Manuel Barroso (Europese Commissie). Hij weet dus maar al te goed hoe je een beklijvende tekst ineen steekt en hoe je die voor een breed publiek moet brengen. En deze tips...

Vincent Stuer is VUB fellow en was voorheen speech schrijver voor onder meer Karel De Gucht (Open...

maandag 10 september, 08:30 - 17:00 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...

zondag 16 september, 16:00 - 13:00 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

maandag 24 september, 10:00 - 18:00 U

Functional Coatings 2018

The Flemish Doctoral Schools organize a four-day summer school on “Functional Coatings”. During this summer school, the latest topics in ink formulation, coating chemistry and functional coating engineering will be discussed. International experts in their fields, doctoral students...

The Flemish Doctoral Schools organize a four-day summer school on “Functional Coatings”. ...

Doctoral School of Natural Sciences and (Bioscience) Engineering

PhD research is of the utmost importance to the VUB and our knowledge-based society. Hence, it is important to facilitate not only research, but also the so-called transferable skills.

The doctoral schools at the VUB support the PhD researchers by organizing activities related to general scientific and transferable skills. The scientific follow-up of the PhD is guaranteed by the faculties themselves. This separation of responsibilities guarantees that there is no conflict of interest between the scientific research and the transferable skills.

The PhD research (should) result into a PhD diploma. Similarly, an official certificate of the doctoral school is issued if the researcher collects enough credits through courses, tutorials, and scientific activities (see the credit table). This certificate enumerates all the followed activities and can be used by the researcher when looking for a job. The registration and follow-up of the activities is now done via the PhD Portfolio.

It should be noted that both PhD researchers and young post-docs linked to NSE (faculties WE & IR) are welcome to join the activities.

The list of events, organised by the doctoral school, can be found below. This includes topic such as:

  • Scientific Integrity
  • Scientific communication (oral and written)
  • Intellectual Property (IP) related courses (in collaboration with Technology Transfer Interface)
  • How to become an entrepreneur (in collaboration with Technology Transfer Interface)
  • Specialized courses of software/tools/techniques that are of importance to a broad range of researchers
  • Yearly, a VUB PhD-day

Furthermore, the doctoral school supports the researchers by:

  • announcing of (scientific) activities: send the info to nse@vub.ac.be

The doctoral school NSE is headed by Prof. dr. ir. Gerd Vandersteen, assisted by the NSE Council. The NSE Council is composed by the Deans of the member faculties (or their representative), and four representatives of PhD students and post-doctoral fellows. In addition, there is the support of the NSE PhD network, a social network for PhD researchers by PhD researchers of the faculties WE and IR.

Suggestion for the doctoral school can always be send to nse@vub.ac.be, or by contacting one of the NSE council members.

 

Prof. dr. ir. Gerd Vandersteen

Director of the Doctoral School of Natural Sciences and (Bioscience) Engineering

Vrije Universiteit Brussel / dept. ELEC

Upcoming events

More events
maandag 25 juni, 09:00 - 17:00 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...

donderdag 28 juni, 09:30

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...

donderdag 5 juli, 10:00

Information session on FWO Doctoral Grants Strategic Basic Research

Each year the VUB organizes an information session on doctoral grants Strategic Basic Research (PhD - FWOSB) and we hope herewith to reach out, inspire and encourage our students to engage with science at the VUB.

Each year the VUB organizes an information session on doctoral grants Strategic Basic Research (P...

donderdag 5 juli, 14:00

Voorbereiding op Vlaamse PhD Cup

Vincent Stuer is VUB fellow en was voorheen speech schrijver voor onder meer Karel De Gucht (Open VLD) en José Manuel Barroso (Europese Commissie). Hij weet dus maar al te goed hoe je een beklijvende tekst ineen steekt en hoe je die voor een breed publiek moet brengen. En deze tips...

Vincent Stuer is VUB fellow en was voorheen speech schrijver voor onder meer Karel De Gucht (Open...

maandag 10 september, 08:30 - 17:00 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...

zondag 16 september, 16:00 - 13:00 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

maandag 24 september, 10:00 - 18:00 U

Functional Coatings 2018

The Flemish Doctoral Schools organize a four-day summer school on “Functional Coatings”. During this summer school, the latest topics in ink formulation, coating chemistry and functional coating engineering will be discussed. International experts in their fields, doctoral students...

The Flemish Doctoral Schools organize a four-day summer school on “Functional Coatings”. ...

NSE Council

The NSE Council is composed by the Deans of the member faculties (or their representative), and four representatives of PhD students and post-doctoral fellows. Although the director of NSE has an advisory role in the council, he also has a vote. The representatives of the associated faculties have an advisory role in the council. All decisions and rules made by the NSE council will be reported and approved by both faculty boards (faculty of engineering (IR) and faculty of sciences and bio-engineering (WE)) before application.

NSE Director

Prof. Dr. ir. Gerd Vandersteen
E-mail: Gerd.Vandersteen@vub.be
Tel: 02 629 29 44
Room: 6K430 (Campus Etterbeek)

NSE Council members

  • Damya Laoui (WE): Chairman NSE council, Post-doc WE
  • Gerd Vandersteen (IR): Director of the doctoral school NSE
  • Nele Van Schelvergem (R&D, DocBe): Secretaris
  • Rik Pintelon (IR): Representative of the Dean of Faculty IR
  • Geert Angenon (WE): Representative of the Dean of Faculty WE
  • Jens De Pelsmaeker (IR): PhD-researcher IR
  • Boud Verbeiren (IR): Post-doc IR
  • Liesbeth Lemmens (WE): PhD-researcher WE

The NSE PhD network

The PhD network is created by PhD students, for PhD students. Any doctoral students from the faculties WE and IR are welcome to ask us questions, meet our teams and join our events!

The organization has three main goals:

  1. To enhance social contact between the PhD students of the different departments of WE and IR.
  2. To help new PhD students with general questions they might have about studying for a PhD degree at the VUB.
  3. To inform Master Degree Students about the PhD program.