Newsletter | Sep 23, 2020  

This newsletter provides an overview of all upcoming activities for PhD students organized by the doctoral schools, links to other potentially interesting events or information, and relevant calls.

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 email to In case of no-show or cancellation later than 1 week before the activity, a fee of 250 euros may be charged. Details

Please note

Information on the format of the upcoming activities (face-to-face or digital) is provided as far as it is already known. For each specific workshop, course or information session, we aim to find the most appropriate solution, based on the activity’s content and duration, as well as on the preference and possibilities of the trainer/speaker(s). 
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at all times, on 
Thanks for your understanding.

For all PhD students

We would like to encourage you to register via the registration link, available on the doctoral schools website, and not via your student file. From October onwards, you will only be able to register via the registration link on the website.


Details & registration

1. Grant-writing workshop: Focus on FWO doctoral/postdoctoral fellowships and beyond

Takes place (digitally) on November 9, 13 & 16, 2020
Registration possible until October 9, 2020

2. PhD introduction day

Takes place (digitally) on November 12, 2020
Registration possible until November 5, 2020

3. Generating more creative and impactful research ideas

Takes place on November 13, 20, 27 & December 4, 2020
Registration possible until October 12, 2020
The first session will be organized face-to-face, the other sessions will take place digitally.

4. Value proposition: Show the benefit of your research! 

Takes place (digitally) on November 17, 2020 - 09:00-13:00
Registration possible until October 16, 2020

5. About feeling well and taking care: well-being at Hasselt University

Takes place on November 20, 2020 - 13:30-17:00
Registration is possible until October 29, 2020

6. Stress and resilience for researchers

Takes place on November 30 & December 15, 2020 - 13:30-17:00
Registration possible until October 29, 2020

7. Real creativity - a practical approach to problem solving

Takes place (digitally) on December 1-4, 2020 - 13:00-16:00
Registration possible until October 29, 2020

8. Hack your brain: Unlocking your true potential and bringing your best performance

Takes place (digitally) on December 7 & 8, 2020 - 09:30-17:00
Registration possible until November 3, 2020

9. Influencing - how to bring people with you

Takes place (digitally) on December 14 & 16, 2020 - 9:00-12:00
Registration possible until November 11, 2020

10. Collaborating successfully with others

Takes place (digitally) on December 17 & 18, 2020 - 9:00-12:00
Registration possible until November 11, 2020

11. Modules on education

Most modules on education are organized in a demand-driven way by the Department educational excellence, professionalization and diversity. This means that instructors/professors can 'order' a tailor-made workshop on a specific topic for a specific group of interested people. However, they also have a limited open course offer. These open courses are announced by email, as well as in this newsletter.

- Online communiceren - 29/09/2020 - 10:00-12:00 (online)
- Introductiesessie: Onderwijs@UHasselt - 14/10/2020 - 9:30-12:00 (online)
- Introduction@education UHasselt - 15/10/2020 - 13:30-16:00 (online)
- Evalueren in een blended leeromgeving - 17/11/2020 - 10:00-11:00 (online)
- Start to teach - 18 & 25/11/20 and 2 & 9/12/2020
- Activeren in online onderwijs - 26/11/2020 - 10:00-11:30 (online)
- Supervising bachelor and master theses - 08/12/2020 - 10:00-11:30 (online)
- Groepswerk organiseren en evalueren in een blended leeromgeving - 07/01/2021 - 09:00-12:00 (online)
- Peerfeedback en -assessment - 21/01/2021 - 10:00-11:30 (online)

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

Courses on statistics and methodology, which take place throughout the academic year at all Flemish universities. The FLAMES summer school and courses organized at Hasselt University are listed in this newsletter and on the DS website; the others can be found on the FLAMES website.

- Developing interview questions and basic interview skills - October 16, 2020
- Introduction to R - November 12, 13, 17, 18 & 19 , 2020 (online)
- Introduction to data analysis with Python - November 24, 27, December 1, 4 & 8, 2020 (online)

13. Flemish Supercomputer Centre (VSC)

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


Details & registration

Pitch yourself! - Connect and interact with non-academic professionals

Takes place (digitally) on November 25 & 26, 2020
Registration possible until October 12, 2020


1. Research data management (RDM)

In the last few years, an ever-growing list of research funders (e.g. Horizon 2020, BelSpo, FWO...) require researchers to describe their research data and data management in a funder-specific Data Management Plan (DMP). This is considered an essential part of high-quality research. In 2018, Hasselt University followed suit and published its own RDM policy plan, calling on researchers to produce and adhere to a DMP. The Hasselt University's Research Coordination Office (DOC) and Library (UBIB) support researchers with regards to RDM. Questions on funder RDM policies, basic concepts of RDM, FAIR data etc. can be directed to, or to Anna Widyastuti (UBIB) and Simon D’haenens (DOC). Hanne Vlietinck (UBIB) offers support on more technical aspects of (meta)data, the Hasselt University Google Suite environment (Google Drive), Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELN), data encryption and anonymization etc. You can also find a lot of information, guidelines and tools on the RDM website:

2. Grammarly premium version available for Hasselt University users

Hasselt University Library is pleased to offer UHasselt students, faculty, and staff free access to the premium version of Grammarly. Grammarly is an automated online writing support tool that does far more than just highlight grammar and spelling errors. The program offers contextual advice and suggestions for improving sentence structure, word choice, and style for all kinds of documents. It can even help prevent plagiarism by checking for unoriginal text against a database of 16 billion web pages and ProQuest’s databases. If you want to sign up, send an email to using your UHasselt email address and ask for a Grammarly Premium account. Next, you will receive an automatically generated invitation email to create a Grammarly premium account (or to upgrade your freely available Grammarly account).


Prijs Derine 2020 voor doctoraatsproefschrift dat bijdraagt aan rechtvaardigheid

Het fonds Prof. Raymond Derine werd gecreëerd om onderzoek en studies aan te moedigen die meer rechtvaardigheid in de maatschappij beogen. Dit doel wordt geconcretiseerd door een prijs toe te kennen aan een doctoraatsproefschrift dat bijdraagt tot een meer rechtvaardige samenleving. Het kan gaan om juridische, politieke, economische, filosofische of sociale rechtvaardigheid. Bij de beoordeling geldt de brede interpretatie van ‘meer rechtvaardigheid’. De adviescommissie bepaalt de rangorde van de ingezonden proefschriften in functie van hun wetenschappelijke uitmuntendheid, maar ook van het engagement, de creativiteit en het innoverend vermogen waarvan deze proefschriften getuigen. De prijs bedraagt € 2.500 bruto. Het betreft een tweejaarlijkse prijs en daarom gaat het voor de prijs van dit jaar om proefschriften die zijn verdedigd in de periode tussen 15 november 2018 en 15 oktober 2020. Meer info over de prijs en het reglement is hier beschikbaar. 


1. Delivering your presentation remotely (Principiae) - online - October 6, 2020 (registration fee paid by the doctoral schools)

2. Entrepreneurship Education: Starter Seminars (VUB) - online - October 6, 2020

3. Course Globalisation & sustainable development: The covid-19 pandemic - online - October-December 2020

4. UHasselt meets spin-offs - UHasselt - October 22, 2020

5. Networking for researchers (Principiae) - online - November 17, 2020 (registration fee paid by the doctoral schools)

6. Creating effective research posters (Principiae) - online - December 8, 2020 (registration fee paid by the doctoral schools)


For Doctoral School Behavioral Sciences & Humanities


Details & registration

1. Developing interview questions and basic interview skills (FLAMES)

Takes place on October 16, 2020

2. Revising the concept of Hegemony - Methodologies of Working with the Past in non-Western contexts (Fac ARK)

Takes place (digitally) on October 30, 2020
Application deadline: September 55, 2020


For Doctoral School Health & Life Sciences


Details & registration

1. Biosafety

Takes place (digitally) on October 19, 2020 - 13:30-16:30
Registration possible until September 28, 2020

2. Intellectual Property introduction in Health & Life sciences

Takes place (digitally) on October 21 - 09:00-12:15
Registration possible until September 27, 2020


1. Instituut Permanente Vorming Kinesitherapie (IPVK)

2. Permanente vorming FABER

3. Pro-Q-kine

4. Training @ Vlaams instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB)

5. Cajal hands-on training courses 2020

6. BCF career event - Utrecht - September 29 & 30, 2020

7. Challenges in Omics Data Integration - online - October 8 & 9, 2020

8. Image processing for correlated and multimodal imaging techniques - online - October 19, 2020 & March 8-9, 2021

9. Emerging Technologies in Single Cell Research - online - November 19 & 20, 2020

10. JBI Systematic Review course - Leuven or online - November 24, December 4 & 8, 2020

11. Human neuroanatomy and its clinical application - Maastricht University - December 14 - 17, 2020

12. Euron PhD days - save the date - UHasselt - January 21 & 22, 2020


For Doctoral School Sciences & Technology


Details & registration

1. Biosafety

Takes place (digitally) on October 19, 2020 - 13:30-16:30
Registration is possible until September 28, 2020

2. Infosession on Reviewing skills (discipline Statistics) - save the date

Takes place (digitally) on October 23, 2020 - 13:00-14:00

3. Infosession on Reviewing skills (discipline Physics) - save the date

Takes place (digitally) on December 10, 2020 - 10:00-12:00


Tutech workshops 2020


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