Research days

Concept and overview


    • Gaining insight into the sort of research undertaken by our PhD researchers and their evolution.  You will get an idea of the central theme and the objectives of each PhD and the structure of the PhD (how many papers, methods….).  During the presentation the PhD student optionally presents a paper, much like at a scientific congress.
    • Doctoral students will be informed at an early stage about the types of PhD the faculty is looking for. They also get to know other doctoral students who may have similar problems to overcome.
    • A team building activity to get to know each other better.


      • The next annual research day will take place on Monday May 10th 2021 online.
      • Full Programme (pdf): includes the session links to the online events.
      • The topic of the panel session (13-14h) is "the role of science and data in policy making" with minister Frank Vandenbroucke, Roeland Beerten (Head of Statistiek Vlaanderen) and prof. Carine Smolders. Prof. Claire Dupont will act as moderator. 
      • All participants will receive a goodie bag with a pair of FEB branded socks and a bag of popcorn for the panel session.


      • 9.50-10.00: Welcome and opening remarks by the Dean Prof. Dr. Patrick Van Kenhove
      • 10.00-10.30: Morning Poster Sessions
      • 10.30-12.00: Morning Paper Sessions
      • 13.00-14.00: Panel Session: The role of science and data in policymaking
        • with Minister Frank Vandenbroucke (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health and Social Affairs.), Mr. Roeland Beerten (Chief Statistician, Statistics Flanders) and Prof. Dr. Carine Smolders (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, UGent). Moderator: Prof. Dr. Claire Dupont
      • 14.10-14.40: Afternoon Poster Sessions
      • 14.40-16.10: Afternoon Paper Sessions
      • 16.20-17.20: Workshops (only for registered workshop attendees)
      • 17.30-17.40: Closing Remarks