Newsletter | Apr 08, 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 can be charged. Details

Please note

All doctoral school activities taking place between mid-March and the end of April have either been digitalized or postponed to a later date in Fall. For activities planned in May, June, July and August, we await further guidelines from both Hasselt University and the Belgian government.
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). Participants are always notified by email on the decision which has been taken. For activities with upcoming registration deadlines, we have added information on the format below, as far as possible. The edition of PhDrinks that was planned on June 5 will be postponed to a yet to be determined date in Fall, as the main goal of this initiative is to (physically) bring people together.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at all times, on
Thanks for your understanding and the best of luck in both your professional and personal life in these exceptional circumstances.

For all PhD students


Details & registration

1. Gender & diversity seminar: Gender and implicit bias in academia

Takes place on June 4, 2020 - 14:00-17:00
Registration possible until April 29, 2020
If face-to-face activities remain impossible, this seminar will be postponed.

2. Create scientific posters with impact

Takes place on June 5, 2020 - 13:00-17:00
Registration possible until April 29, 2020
Format to be determined.

3. How to handle conflict situations

Takes place on June 17, 2020 - 09:00-17:00
Registration possible until May 13, 2020
Format to be determined.

4. 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 e-mail, as well as in this newsletter.

- Blended leren - 30 april 2020 - 13:00-15:00 (online)

5. 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 courses organized at Hasselt University are listed in this newsletter and on the DS website; the others can be found on the FLAMES website.

- Introduction to JMP - April 22, 2020 - 09:30-15:30 (online)

6. 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 on June 8 & 9, 2020
  Registration possible until April 27, 2020
  If face-to-face activities remain impossible, this event will be postponed.


1. Webinar: The mentally strong brain in challenging times 

We are going through challenging times. In addition to a strong physical health, it is of crucial importance to take care of our mental health. A good mental strength enables us to cope with crisis situations. Moreover, a strong mental health will positively influence our physical resistance. In this webinar, Dr Karolien Notebaert will shed light on how the brain’s mental state is influenced by this challenging time. Based on scientific studies, she will explain what each one of us can do to significantly improve their mental health and strength in general. This webinar is a mixture of theory and practice. All participants will receive a handout containing concrete tips that are easily implemented in daily life. It is possible to participate anonymously. The webinar will take place on April 16, 2020 - 10:00-11:00.
For more information and registration: click here (deadline for registration is April 13, 2020). 

2. myShortlist

myShortlist is a scientifically based orientation platform that helps you build your career. It identifies your interests, strengths, and values and suggests a concrete career direction. myShortlist furthermore suggests job functions and company cultures that match your unique profile. After gaining self-knowledge, myShortlist will reveal all secrets of a powerful CV, elevator pitch, and LinkedIn profile. The platform also guides you through all steps of the application process, from sending your CV to signing your contract. More information about the platform and the requirements to get access are available here


De huidige crisis zet het belang van wetenschapscommunicatie extra in de verf. Het brede publiek heeft nood aan toegankelijke, wetenschappelijk gefundeerde informatie. Met onderscheidingen voor wetenschappers die hun inzichten helder en actief communiceren, willen De Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten (KVAB) en de Jonge Academie daartoe bijdragen. De Academie reikt twee onderscheidingen uit:

  • De Loopbaanprijs bekroont een onderzoeker die gedurende haar of zijn hele loopbaan sterke inspanningen leverde voor wetenschapscommunicatie.
  • De Jaarprijzen worden toegekend aan onderzoekers die zich het voorbije jaar intensief hebben ingezet voor een concreet project rond wetenschapscommunicatie. Onder de jaarprijslaureaten wordt één ‘Jonge Belofte’ extra voor het voetlicht geplaatst, een jonge onderzoeker (geen team) die al excelleert in wetenschapscommunicatie en maximaal tien jaar geleden een doctoraat behaalde.

Aan UHasselt vinden heel wat initiatieven plaats rond wetenschapscommunicatie. Organiseerde jij of een collega-onderzoeker de voorbije twee jaren een project of tentoonstelling, nam je het initiatief voor een blog of originele app,...Misschien was je betrokken bij een creatief project met een originele insteek, dat sensibiliseerde en interesse voor wetenschappen wekte? Of ging je in interactie met het publiek in een duurzaam en actueel project? Stel je dan zeker kandidaat voor 27 april 2020

Meer informatie en de deelnameformulieren zijn hier beschikbaar. Gelieve deze voor 27 april te bezorgen aan


1. Webinar about about PhD skills and career development, Linkedin account/online presence optimization, and more!  - organized by Adoc Talent Management - April 8, 2020 (Today!)

2. Communications & storytelling: The ultimate training course for public servants - online course

3. Ghent Summer of DANS 2020 (summer school on data and network science) - Ghent - September 14-18, 2020

4. H-Impact: The health innovation & entrepreneurship program - Ghent - September-December 2020


For Doctoral School Behavioral Sciences & Humanities


Details & registration

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

Takes place on June 25-26, 2020 - 9:30-16:30
Registration possible until May 4, 2020
If face-to-face training remains impossible, this workshop will be delivered online with distance-learning materials to work on individually.

2. Doctoral Seminar on Sustainability Research in the Built Environment (DS²BE 2020) (Fac ARK)

Takes place on September 7-8, 2020


1. Survey AACSB & EDAMBA on business doctoral education (Completion of this survey is still possible)

2. Capri Summer School VIII Edition - Capri - September 7-11, 2020


For Doctoral School Health & Life Sciences


Details & registration

How to succeed in academic publishing, with visuals

Takes place on June 10, 2020 - 9:00-17:00
Registration possible until May 11, 2020
Format to be determined.


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. BioBusiness summer school - Amsterdam - June 22-26, 2020 

7. 7th European Neuroscience Conference by Doctoral Students (ENCODS) - Glasgow - July 9-11, 2020

8. Knowledge for growth - Ghent - September 10, 2020

9. BCF career event - Utrecht - September 30, 2020


For Doctoral School Sciences & Technology


Details & registration

1. Infosession on reviewing skills (discipline Engineering Technology)

Takes place on May 8, 2020 - 10:00-12:00
Registration possible until April 23, 2020
If face-to-face training remains impossible, this session will be delivered online.

2. Infosession on reviewing skills (discipline Transportation Sciences)

Takes place on May 11, 2020 - 10:00-12:00
Registration possible until April 27, 2020
If face-to-face training remains impossible, this session will be delivered online.

3. Infosession on reviewing skills (discipline Mathematics)

Takes place on May 11, 2020 - 10:00-12:00
Registration possible until April 27, 2020
If face-to-face training remains impossible, this session will be delivered online.

4. How to succeed in academic publishing, with visuals

Takes place on June 10, 2020 - 9:00-17:00
Registration possible until May 11, 2020
Format to be determined.

5. Infosession on reviewing skills (discipline Chemistry)

Takes place on June 11, 2020 - 10:30-12:00
Registration possible until May 18, 2020
Format to be determined.


1. Tutech workshops 2020


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