Project Management


Career management

Target group

Members of the Doctoral Schools, no previous knowledge required


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The course helps PhD candidates to tackle their project from the very beginning. Project management is the result of the extent to which you can manage your project, your environment and yourself:

  • Project management is about adequately defining your project scope, project planning and using the available project management tools adequately in each phase of your project.
  • Managing your environment has to do with adequately identifying and influencing the various stakeholders who have anything to do with your project and influencing them in such a way that they adequately assume their role.
  • Managing yourself has to do with setting the right priorities, working efficiently, daring to enter into open communication and making conscious choices about where to put your energy.


The course consists of sessions of a half day. These 4 half-days are spread over several weeks (2 to 3 weeks between each session), so that the participants can apply the insights learned to their current project. The homework between sessions includes discussions with their supervisor about their project charter, keeping their learning log and reading provided articles.

  • Session 1: Projects: types & structure
  • Session 2: Project progress
  • Session 3: Communication in projects
  • Session 4: impact of project-based work

Time schedule & Venue

Course Code


Time Venue
PM-2324-01 13 and 27 October 2023, 11 and 25 January 2024 9:00-12:30
  • 13 + 27/10: Leslokaal 1.1, Campus Ledeganck
  • 11/01 and 25/01: Leslokaal 0.1 (campus ledeganck)
PM-2324-02 24 October, 7 and 21 November, 23 January 2024 9:00-12:30
  • 24/10: Leslokaal 1.3, Campus Ledeganck
  • 07/11: Leslokaal 0.1, Campus Ledeganck
  • 21/11: Leslokaal 1.3, Campus Ledeganck
  • 23/01: Leslokaal 0.2, Campus Ledeganck
PM-2324-03 5 and 19 March, 16 and 30 April 2024 09:00-12:30
  • 05/03: Leslokaal 0.1 (Campus Ledeganck)
  • 19/03: Leslokaal 1.2 (Campus Ledeganck)
  • 16/04 + 30/04: Leslokaal 0.1 (Campus Ledeganck)
PM-2324-04 18 April, 2 and 23 May, 6 June 2024 09:00-12:30 Leslokaal 1.3 (Campus Ledeganck)


  • First semester: Follow this link for the registration and waiting list. 
  • Second semester: Follow this link for the registration and waiting list. 

Your registration will be confirmed by separate e-mail from the Doctoral Schools. Cancellation of your registration can only be performed by sending an email to

Registration fee

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

Number of participants




Evaluation methods and criteria (doctoral training programme)

Non-periodic continuous assessment; 100% participation

After successful participation, the Doctoral Schools will add this course to your curriculum of the Doctoral Training Programme in Oasis. Please note that this takes up to one to two months after completion of the course.