Academic research competences - course offer

Below is an overview of the available training aimed at obtaining knowledge and skills which are specifically relevant in an academic context, open to PhD students and/or postdocs at Hasselt University.

You can filter the course offer on the target group and on the targeted doctoral school(s). In the future, you will also be able to filter on the competency cluster(s) addressed (based on the UHasselt competency overview for PhD holders).

Activities are added to the overview below as soon as a date has been set. For activities entailing multiple sessions, the date mentioned in the first column indicates the start date. The duration is mentioned between brackets. All courses are in English, except when explicitly stated otherwise.

In addition to the courses below, please also check our course offer aimed at developing generic competences, our activities aimed at career development, and the course offer of our partners.

Target group

Doctoral school

Competency cluster(s)

Overview of past activities
01 January 2022 - 31 December 2023 (continuous offer)Mind the GAP (Good Academic Practices) tooldigitally More info
01 January 2022 - 31 December 2023 (continuous offer)Research data management trainings (RDM)digitally & reallife More info
07 December 2023 - 14 December 2023 (2 x 7,50h)Show, don’t tell: Creating visuals about your research (edition 2)campus Diepenbeek More info
07 December 2023 (8h)PhD seminar series: Writing intensivetbc More info
07 December 2023 - 11 December 2023 (15h)How to get published (edition 3)Campus Diepenbeek More info
14 December 2023 - 15 December 2023 (2x7h)Method as critique: Two-day winter school on critical social science methodologies for studying powercampus Hasselt More info
14 December 2023 (1h)Meet the jury seminar: Human–wildlife coexistence in a changing world: surveillance and management of wildlife populations, diseases and zoonosescampus Diepenbeek More info
15 December 2023 (8h)Agents of concern - doctoral symposiumPXL, MAD More info
15 December 2023 (3h)Writing the FWO doctoral fellowshipdigitally More info
15 February 2024 (7h)Modelling complex social systems from the bottom-up: an introduction to Agent Based Modellingcampus Hasselt More info

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Overview course offer 2021