Specialist Courses

Specialist courses (co-)organised by the Doctoral School

Course Title Dates Target audience (by faculty) *1 Competencies as defined in the competency matrix for PhD students*2
Research to Market

AY 2023-2024

All

EX, PL, IS, PR

Expedition DO! (counts as specialist course + 1 transferable skills seminar Career management) AY 2023-2024 All

EX, PL, IS, PR

NB-Photonics – Multidisciplinary seminars

2023-2024

WE

EX, CT

Causal Inference in Micro-econometrics with Application to Program Evaluation (OASIS course code X000173) 2023-2024 PS, PP, EB

EX, CT

Materials in chemistry and physics

September 2023- June 2024

WE, BW, EA

EX, CT
Bioresource Recovery Seminars– putting the circular economy to action

January- July 2024

WE

EX, CT

Skeleton - From new research technologies to therapeutics January- June 2024 WE, GE, DI

EX, CT

Re-thinking education in conditions of converging crises and proliferating possibilities 31 January- 29 May 2024 PP, PS, AHL

EX, CT, PR

Introduction to Process and Product Engineering (IP2E)

Recurring annually in September and February 

WE, BW

EX, CT

Social work research as a practice of transparency 2 February- 14 June 2024 PS

EX, CT

Cancer

8 February- 29 April 2024

WE, BW, GE, FW

EX, CT, IS

Topics in Corporate Finance 12 February- 4 June 2024 EB

EX, CT

Sustainable water production, treatment and reuse 13 February- 6 May 2024 WE, BW

EX, CT

Advanced International Macroeconomics 14 February- 15 May 2024 EB

EX, CT

Conducting and Publishing a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis  
  • ENG course: 20 and 27 February + 5, 12 and 19 March 2024
  • Dutch course: 7, 14, 21 and 28 May + 4 June 2024

GE, DI, FW

EX, CT

Conducting peer-review: Do’s & don’ts 28 February and 20 March 2024 PP

EX, CT

From PhD to SME: a 1-year leadership programme developed by VOKA

March- November 2024

All

EX, PL, IS, PR

Chemical lab safety and scale-up towards pilot plants and industrial-scale installations

25-27 March 2024

EA

EX, CT

Systematic Review by Cochrane Belgium

15-17 April 2024

GE, DI, FW

EX, CT

Module 13 - Structural equation modeling with lavaan

May 20 and 21, 2024 from 9am to 5pm.

All

EX, CT

Map making for linguists in QGIS

* You have to participate in both the Basic Skills and Advanced Skills programme if you want to add this course as a specialist course to your curriculum. If you want to add it as a transferable skills seminar, then you only participate in the Basic skills programme.

21 or 22-23 May 2024

LW

EX, CT

Decolonial and Postcolonial Approaches to Gender and Sexuality Research: Exploring Alternative Methodolologies 2024

23-24 May 2024

LW, PP

EX, CT

Medieval and Early Modern Studies Spring School 2024 - Landscape History & Ecology 27-31 May 2024 LW

EX, CT

Mental Health Care, Research, Psychoanalysis and Philosophy. Lacan’s seminar IX: Identification. Relevance for today’s clinic, and culture

28-30 May 2024

PP

EX, CT

Gender and Language Across Europe

6-7 Juni 2024

LW

EX, CT

qPCR course 

13-14 June 2024

WE, BW, GE, DI, FW

EX, CT

Chinese Buddhist Iconography and Manuscript Culture: Fieldwork Data and their Use in Pedagogical Contexts, with an Emphasis on Digital Resources

17-21 June 2024

LW

EX, CT

Transgender health: interdisciplinary approaches - EPATH Summer School

1-5 July 2024

All

EX, CT

Summer School "Methods in Language Sciences"

15-19 July 2024

LW

EX, CT

SIPTA School on Imprecise Probabilities 2024

12-16 August 2024

All

EX, CT

Direct and Inverse Problems with Applications, and Related Topics: A Comprehensive Summer School in Mathematical Analysis

19-24 August 2024

WE, EA

EX, CT

BePa@VIB Proteomics Summer School

26-30 August 2024

WE, BW

EX, CT

Belgian-Dutch-German graduate school in particle physics

2-12 September 2024

WE

EX, CT

Digital PCR based nucleic acid quantification

10-12 September 2024

DI, WE, GE

EX, CT

Basic training in processing and analysing accelerometer data in GGIR

16-17 September 2024

GE

EX, CT

Seasonal School: Cross-cultural explorations into the role of fate, destiny, and predestination as agents for health and wellbeing

16-18 September 2024

LW, GE

EX, CT

Introduction to X-ray computed tomography

16-18 September 2024

WE, BW, LSM, AHL

EX, CT

Summer School - Experiments in Development Economics 2024

16-20 September 2024

All

EX, CT

Comparing Argument Marking in Romance: a focus on Romanian

11-13 December 2024

LW

EX, CT

Specialist course on Light and Fluorescence Microscopy

dates to be announced

WE, BW, GE, DI, FW

EX, CT

Digital PCR based nucleic acid quantification

dates to be announced

WE, BW, GE, DI, FW

EX, CT

Applied Flow Cytometry

dates to be announced

GE, DI, FW

EX, CT

*1Doctoral candidates can subscribe to any specialist course, independently of the faculty to which they are affiliated.
Faculty abbreviations: 
LW (Arts and Philosophy), RE (Law and Criminology), WE (Sciences), GE (Medicine and Health Sciences), EA (Engineering and Architecture), EB (Economics and Business Administration), DI (Veterinary Medicine), PP (Psychology and Educational Sciences), BW (Bioscience Engineering), FW (Pharmaceutical Sciences), PS (Political Sciences).

*2 Every competency belongs to one of the skill clusters defined in the competence matrix for PhD students: EX: Expertise; CT: Critical Thinking; PL: Professional Leadership; IS: Interpersonal Skills; PR: Professionalism.

Selection of other courses

PhD students who want to include one of the courses listed below or any other course (not (co-)organised by the Doctoral School) in their Doctoral Training Programme are required to submit an application for recognition.

Course Title Dates Organiser Registration

Module 4 - Drawing Conclusions from Data: an Introduction

November 7, 14, 21 and 28, December 5 and 12, 2023, from 5.30 pm till 9.30 pm IPVW (ICES) Organiser

Module 5 - Getting Started with Python for Data Scientists

December 4, 7, 11, 14 and 18, 2023, from 5.30 pm to 9.30 pm IPVW (ICES) Organiser

Module 7 - Dynamic Report Generation with R Markdown and Quarto

December 22, 2023, from 9 to 12 pm and from 1 pm to 4 pm. IPVW (ICES) Organiser

Module 8 - Exploiting Sources of Variation in your Data: the ANOVA Approach

January 9, 16, 23 and 30, February 6, 2024, from 5.30 pm to 9.30 pm IPVW (ICES) Organiser

Module 10 - High Dimensional Data Analysis

February 6, 8, 13, 15, 20 & 22, 2024 from 5.30 pm to 9,30 pm. IPVW (ICES) Organiser

Module 11 - Explaining and Predicting Outcomes with Linear Regression

February 29, March 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2024 from 5.30 pm to 9.30 pm. IPVW (ICES) Organiser

Module 12 - Machine Learning with Python

April 15, 22 & 29 and May 6, 13 & 27 and June 3, 2024, from 5.30 pm to 9 pm. IPVW (ICES) Organiser
Intellectual Property and Valorization 2021-2022 Ghent University OASIS course code I001967
Introduction to Meta-Analysis May 2023 FLAMES Organiser
Essentials of Structural Equation Modeling May 2023 FLAMES Organiser
Informatiebeheer voor
Bouwprojecten (BIM)
26 september 2023 – 19 december 2023

UGain

Organiser
Linked Data & Solid 28 September 2023 – 11 January 2024

UGain

Organiser
Trends in databankbeheer: De paradigma-shift naar AI en data science applicaties 2 oktober 2023 – 18 december 2023

UGain

Organiser
Effectief leiderschap: Essentiële toolkit voor ambitieuze managers 12 oktober 2023 – 26 februari 2024

UGain

Organiser
Energie-efficiëntie in de industrie 19 oktober 2023 – 27 maart 2024

UGain

Organiser
VIB Training Initiatives 2023-2024 VIB Organiser
Data management and data transformations in SPSS November 10, 17, 24 and December 1, 7, 2023 Cel Biostatistiek - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Organiser
Starten met R (Dutch)

1) October 10, 17, 24 + November 7, 14, 21, 2023

2) February 20, 27 and March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2024

Cel Biostatistiek - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Organiser
Statistical analysis of longitudinal continuous data in SPSS (Dutch) April 16, 19, 23, 30 and May 3, 2024 Cel Biostatistiek - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Organiser

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