Research

Publication

In line with the publication policy at Ghent University, the Doctoral Schools encourage top-quality research output. Therefore, one publication (either published or accepted for publication) can be included in the Doctoral Training Programme on condition that it belongs to one of the following publication types: A1 publication, P1 publication, article in journal included in the VABB list of journals, book with publisher included in the VABB list of publishers, chapter in book with publisher included in the VABB list of publishers.

Conference

The Doctoral Schools encourage top-quality research output and academic networking in the form of active participation at conferences. Therefore, three contributions (as a presenting author, oral or poster) to a national or international conference can be included in the Doctoral Training Programme.

A national conference is organised by a national scientific committee and is a public event. English, a vernacular and/or a forum language are used as the official conference language/languages. An international conference is organised by an international scientific committee and is a public event. English and/or a forum language are used as the official conference language/languages.

Presentations (oral or poster) at local conferences, doctoral colloquia, symposia and courses (e.g. summer schools), closed scientific meetings (e.g. meetings of the doctoral advisory committee) etc. are not eligible for inclusion into the Doctoral Training Programme.

These specific requirements are to be fully verified and confirmed by the supervisor.

Annual progress report

According to article 81, § 3-4 of the Ghent University Education and Examination code each PhD student is required to submit an annual progress report. An approved progress report is a necessary prerequisite for the activation of the online re-enrolment for the next academic year.

The progress report should reflect the research progress made during the past academic year and/or broach future research initiatives. The generally recommended length of this report is 1-2 pages.

Progress reports should be submitted annually between 1 April and 30 June. On the basis of the submitted report the doctoral advisory committee or, in case no such committee was appointed, the supervisor evaluates the PhD student’s progress in research as well as the progress made in the Doctoral Training Programme.

The Doctoral Schools Coordination Unit is responsible for the administrative follow-up of the progress reports.