Intercultural competences: navigating foreign academic cultures


Communication Skills

Target group

Members of the Doctoral Schools, both Belgian and foreign PhD students are welcome


Lots of PhD students come from another country, and several Belgian PhD students work in an intercultural environment and will themselves go abroad later.
In this 1 day interactive course we explore how academic cultures are different and what helps you to work in a global team. The workshop uses a simulation game and the interculturality in the group.

On the program:
- exchange about doing a PhD in Belgium
- global teams simulation game
- making university profiles and adapting to them

You get the opportunity to look up your own personal profile according to the 8 cultural dimensions of Erin Meyer (INSEAD Business School).


Simulation game, group exercises, discussion, only a bit of theory

Time schedule and Venue


27 June 2024


Leslokaal 0.1 (Campus Ledeganck)


Ann De Ron, since 2008 trainer Doctoral Schools. In addition to her Master degree in Sciences and her experience as a journalist, she holds a Ba in Intercultural Management.

Registration fee

Free of charge for the members of the Doctoral Schools. The no show policy applies.


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