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Newsletter | Nov 22, 2016  

Welcome to the doctoral schools' newsletter which includes an overview of all upcoming activities for PhD students and postdocs.

More details on, and registration links for, upcoming activities are available on the websites of the doctoral schools. When you enrol for a doctoral school activity, please make sure to be present. You are allowed to cancel your enrolment up to 1 week before the activity by sending an e-mail to doctoralschools@uhasselt.be. In case of no-show or cancellation later than 1 week before the activity, a fee of 250 euros can be charged. Details

Have fun reading and we hope to see you at lots of activities!


For all PhD students

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Details & registration

1. PhDrinks - Keynote: 'Your awesome research, explained clearly', followed by reception

Takes place on December 16, 2016 - 15:00-17:30
Registration possible until December 6, 2016

2. Career development: Gain insight into your talents and ambitions

Takes place on January 16, 30, February 13, 27 and March 13, 17, 2017 - 13:00-17:30
Registration possible until December 19, 2016

3. PhD management - module 1: Successfully applying project and time management principles

Takes place on January 23, 2017 - 9:30-17:30
Registration possible until December 19, 2016

4. PhD management - module 2: Successfully dealing with stakeholders

Takes place on February 6, 2017
Registration possible until January 8, 2017

5. Assertiveness for dialogue during your doctorate and beyond

Takes place on February 23, 2017 - 9:00-13:00
Registration possible until January 23, 2017

6. Negotiation for progressing your PhD

Takes place on February 23, 2017 - 14:00-18:00
Registration possible until January 23, 2017

7. Networking for progressing your PhD

Takes place on February 24, 2017 - 9:00-13:00
Registration possible until January 23, 2017

8. Enhance your leadership skills

Takes place on February 24, 2017 - 14:00-18:00
Registration possible until January 23, 2017

9. Modules on education

Unlike previous years, most modules on education will now be organized in a demand-driven way. This means that instructors/professors can 'order' a tailor-made workshop on a specific topic for a specific group of interested people. However, there will also still be a limited open course offer. These open courses will be announced by e-mail, as well as in this newsletter.

- Develop critical thinking via teaching & learning: January 24, 2017 - 9:30-12:30
- Giving effective feedback: February 23, 2017 - 9:30-12:30
- Intercultureel communiceren en handelen met studenten uit het buitenland: hoe? (Dutch): 11 mei 2017 - 10:00-12:30 of 14:00-16:30

10. Flanders Training Network for Methodology and Statistics (FLAMES)

Courses on statistics and methodology, which take place throughout the academic year

11. Flemish Supercomputer Centre (VSC)

Trainings on many HPC-related topics, which take place throughout the academic year 


IN THE PICTURE 

1. Mentor/mentee project

Doing a PhD can be fun and hard at the same time. You all experience ups and downs; you all occasionally experience problems which you then overcome. It's a learning process that is easier for some than for others. But everyone needs someone to talk to from time to time. For this reason, a mentor/mentee project was launched in 2015.

Mentees are PhD students in the first half of their PhD. Mentors are more advanced PhD students (second half) and postdocs. The mentoring process is meant to be more than just Q&A with respect to practical aspects. Mentors and mentees can talk about anything, including what it means to be a PhD student, which difficulties or pitfalls one can be confronted with, professional goals, etc. More details.
Register here as a mentee - register here as a mentor, both before November 26, 2016

On December 14, 14:00-17:00, there will be an introductory workshop explaining the concept of mentoring and discussing aspects like the mentoring process, personal expectations, possible conversation topics, etc. The workshop is organized for mentors and mentees intermixed but is also open to people interested in the topic who are not a mentor/mentee this academic year. Register here for the workshop, before December 6, 2016.

2. Suggestion box doctoral schools

As doctoral schools coordinators, we really want to meet PhD students’ and postdocs’ needs and wishes. Therefore, we truly appreciate your input. Through this link, you can share any ideas or feedback with respect to the doctoral schools (programme, requirements, …). You can post anonymously; simply indicate which doctoral school you belong to. Please also make clear in the title of your post whether it involves a new idea or feedback.


INTERESTING LINKS

1. Big data in toxicology: paradigm shift or hype? - Rotterdam - November 24, 2016

2. Inspiratiecafé Unizo: Disruptief ondernemen – Hoe met nieuwe businessmodellen de wereld veroveren? - Corda Campus Hasselt - November 29, 2016

3. Infosession: FWO doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships - auditorium H5 (campus Diepenbeek) - December 2, 2016

4. BIR&D multi-disciplinary PhD thesis award 2017 - deadline December 2, 2016

5. Cherry on top or part of the mixture? Integrity and ethics in research - UGent - December 2, 2016

6. Winterschool on statistics with JMP - Leuven - January 23-27, 2017

7. Come face to face with the challenges in Research and Development: R&D European PhD Seminar (Procter & Gamble) - Brussels - deadline for application: January 31, 2017

8. European Congress of Qualitative Inquiry - KU Leuven - February 7-10, 2017

9. Systematic reviews of quantitative and/or qualitative evidence 2017 (SR2017) - KU Leuven - March 29-31, 2017

 


For Doctoral School Behavioral Sciences & Humanities

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

 Details & registration

1. Academic English

Takes place on January 13, 20, 27 and February 3, 2017 - 13:00-16:00
Registration possible until December 5, 2016

2. Writing articles for international peer-reviewed journals in the humanities and social sciences

Takes place on January 18-19, 2017 - 9:30-16:30
Registration possible until November 24, 2016

3. Graph theory seminars

Takes place on February 10, 17, 24 and March 3, 10, 24 and 31, 2017 - 10:00-12:00
Registration possible until January 16, 2017

4. Writing and giving conference papers in the humanities and social sciences

Takes place on March 15-16, 2017, at University of Brussels
Registration possible until March 1, 2017

5. Qualitative research seminar series

Takes place throughout the academic year - registration possible for:

- The bumpy territory of qualitative evidence synthesis: systematically approaching complex literature reviews, December 15, 2016 - 8:30-15:15
- Focus group methods - December 16, 2016 - 9:00-17:00
- Strategies in qualitative data-analysis from a Grounded Theory perspective: from coding transcripts to writing output, February 17, 2017 - 9:00-17:00
- Ethnography in challenging contexts: observing and responding to deviance and conflict, March 30, 2017 - 9:30-16:30
- Critical discourse analysis, April 14, 2017 - 9:30-17:30
- An introduction to writing qualitative research papers for publication in academic journals, May 9, 2017 - 9:00-17:00


INTERESTING LINKS

1. International Entrepreneurship Forum (IEF): 15th Conference - Venice - December 14-16, 2016

2. Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting: Economic Sciences - Lindau - August 22-26, 2017. Laureates of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences convene at Lindau to meet the next generation of leading scientists: undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world. As academic partner of Lindau, FWO will select up to 4 nominees who will then submit an official application to Lindau itself, where a Review Panel appointed by the Lindau Council will make the final selection. Application deadline: December 1, 2016

 


For Doctoral School Medicine & Life Sciences

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Details & registration

1. Good scientific conduct & lab book taking

Takes place on January 20, 2017 - 13:00-15:00
Registration possible until January 11, 2017

2. Academic English

Takes place on February 17, 24 and March 3, 10, 2017 - 9:00-12:00
Registration possible until January 16, 2017

3. Knowledge for growth - call for abstracts open

Takes place on May 18, 2017
Deadline for abstract submission: January 30, 2017

4. VIB Courses

Take place throughout the academic year


INTERESTING LINKS

1. CAJAL Neuroscience training courses 2016 (FENS)

2. Rotary campaign: 'Hope in Head': Funds to support research projects in the field of brain research - deadline November 30, 2016

3. The Future of Health Technology: Digital and Life Sciences team up - Groot-Bijgaarden - November 25, 2016

4. C- COMEND Course: Translational Research and Medicine Development - November 28 - December 2, 2016

5. Symposium: What is episodic memory? - Ruhr University Bochum November 29-30, 2016

6. 11th MHeNs Translational Neuroscience Workshop "Studying Experience and Behaviour in Neuroscience: Methods and Challenges - Maastricht University - January 9, 2017

7. The 2017 Amgen Scholars Europe Programme application period is now open! - Deadline February 1, 2017

8. Innovation for Health conference - WTC Rotterdam - February 17, 2017 (deadline abstract submission: December 1, 2016)

9. MHeNs Course From Human Neuroanatomy to Psychopathology - Maastricht University - April 3-6, 2017

 


For Doctoral School Sciences & Technology

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Details & registration

1. Academic English

Takes place on January 13, 20, 27 and February 3, 2017 - 9:00-12:00
Registration possible until December 5, 2016

2. Graph theory seminars

Takes place on February 10, 17, 24 and March 3, 10, 24 and 31, 2017 - 10:00-12:00
Registration possible until January 16, 2017


For postdocs

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Details & registration

1. Career development: Gain insight into your talents and ambitions

Takes place on January 16, 30, February 13, 27 and March 13, 17, 2017 - 13:00-17:30
Registration possible until December 19, 2016

2. Flanders Training Network for Methodology and Statistics (FLAMES)

Courses on statistics and methodology, which take place throughout the academic year


IN THE PICTURE 

1. Jonge Academie zoekt wetenschappers en kunstenaars

De Jonge Academie verenigt jonge toponderzoekers en –kunstenaars met een eigen kijk op maatschappij, onderzoek, kunst en beleid. Via standpunten, opinies en evenementen over actuele thema’s wil zij bijdragen tot de publieke beeldvorming over wetenschap en het debat over wetenschapsbeleid.
 
Postdocs of jonge professoren (in de regel 3 tot 10 jaar na doctoraat) en kunstenaars (25 tot 39 jaar) worden aangemoedigd zich kandidaat te stellen voor lidmaatschap van 2017 tot 2022. De selectie van nieuwe leden gebeurt op basis van wetenschappelijke of artistieke excellentie, persoonlijke motivatie en de bijdrage die kandidaat-nieuwe leden denken te kunnen brengen aan de Jonge Academie.
 
Deadline voor kandidaturen: 20 december 2016

2. Mentor/mentee project

Doing a PhD can be fun and hard at the same time. You all experience ups and downs; you all occasionally experience problems which you then overcome. It's a learning process that is easier for some than for others. But everyone needs someone to talk to from time to time. For this reason, a mentor/mentee project was launched in 2015.

Mentees are PhD students in the first half of their PhD. Mentors are more advanced PhD students (second half) and postdocs.
The mentoring process is meant to be more than just Q&A with respect to practical aspects. Mentors and mentees can talk about anything, including what it means to be a PhD student, which difficulties or pitfalls one can be confronted with, professional goals, etc. More details.
Register here as a mentee - register here as a mentor, both before November 26, 2016

On December 14, 14:00-17:00, there will be an introductory workshop explaining the concept of mentoring and discussing aspects like the mentoring process, personal expectations, possible conversation topics, etc. The workshop is organized for mentors and mentees intermixed but is also open to people interested in the topic who are not a mentor/mentee this academic year. Register here for the workshop, before December 6, 2016.

3. Suggestion box doctoral schools

As doctoral schools coordinators, we really want to meet PhD students’ and postdocs’ needs and wishes. Therefore, we truly appreciate your input. Through this link, you can share any ideas or feedback with respect to the doctoral schools (programme, requirements, …). You can post anonymously; simply indicate which doctoral school you belong to. Please also make clear in the title of your post whether it involves a new idea or feedback.


Please do not reply to this e-mail. Questions can be directed to doctoralschools@uhasselt.be.

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