Introduction Day for new PhD students 2017


Research & Valorization

Programme 9 February 2017

8:30-9:00 Registration Foyer, Voldersstraat
9:00-10:00 Opening session

Prof Dr Paul Van Der Meeren, Director Doctoral School of (Bioscience) Engineering

Welcome Address
9:15 Dr Karen Vandevelde,
Senior Policy Advisor Research
What do PhD graduates do? How can you plan for the career ahead when so much is still unknown? In this session we look at your PhD as a career investment: some things are unpredictable, but you can acquire the art to respond well to chances and choices.


Coffee break Peristilium


Hot topic lectures Aula
10:30 Ms Inge Van Nieuwerburgh,
Coordinator Scientific Communication University Library
Getting your research out there: scientific communication You spend your days doing research. When results come out, you want to share this with the world. How can you optimize your scientific communication?
11:00 Dr Myriam Mertens, Policy advisor Data management University Library Managing your research data: why is it important? This session will introduce doctoral students to the topic of research data management (RDM). RDM encompasses a range of activities to ensure that research data are reliable, secure, sustainable, accessible and reusable.
11:30 Prof Dr Paul Van Der Meeren, Director Doctoral School of (Bioscience) Engineering

Q & A


    12:00-13:45 Networking lunch Peristilium
    13:00-13:45 Parallel special interest sessions (optional) Various locations
    Option 1 Dr Katrien Daemen-De Gelder, Policy advisor Doctoral Schools Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Doctoral Schools* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) New to the Doctoral Schools? This session will give attendees an insight into the practicalities of the doctoral training programme. Join Katrien in the Aula! Aula
    Option 2 Ms Inge Van Nieuwerburgh Demo Academic Bibliography Interested in a demo of the Academic Bibliography? Meet Inge in the Academieraadzaal! Academieraadzaal
    Option 3 Staff Doctoral Schools Coordination Unit Meet the Doctoral Schools Coordination Unit Specific questions about the Doctoral Schools or your Doctoral Training Programme? Visit the Doctoral Schools Coordination Unit in the Foyer! Foyer
    14:00-17:00 Parallel workshops Various locations
    Option 1 Ms Inge Van Nieuwerburgh & Dr Myriam Mertens How to register your publications in Biblio? & how to write a data management plan? The first part of the workshop focuses on registration in and use of the academic bibliography. In the second part of the workshop, doctoral students will learn how they can plan their data management by writing a data management plan (DMP). PC-class Pol & Soc & PC-class Rechten, Paddenhoek
    Option 2 Ms Esther De Smet, Senior Policy Advisor Research & Curator of @ResearchUGent Impact is Coming Join Esther for a workshop that will take you on a quest discovering how your research can make a difference for the realms of men. Vermeylen, Het Pand, Onderbergen
    Option 3 Dr Katrien Daemen-De Gelder & Dr Dieter De Bruyn, Policy advisors Doctoral Schools Want to become R.I.Ch. fast? In this workshop you will learn to recognise the various pitfalls researchers may encounter, discover the many resources that are in place to better respond to red flags, and as a result act more confidently when research integrity comes under pressure. Aula

    NEW: supervisor track

    Ghent University supervisors are welcome to join one or more of the following activities:


    Plenary sessions: Aula UGent, Voldersstraat, 9000 Gent

    Workshops: Aula UGent, Voldersstraat, 9000 Gent; Het Pand, Onderbergen, 9000 Gent; PC-rooms Paddenhoek, Paddenhoek, 9000 Gent


    Registration is closed