Research days



The goal of the faculty research days is to provide an opportunity for researchers from different departments and research teams to meet. In addition, new PhD students have the opportunity to present their future research activities during a poster session. The research day closes with an informal reception. During the reception, the winner of the ‘Best Poster Award’ will be announced. The winners of previous editions can be found here. The research day is organized by the scientific research committee (SRC). Presentations are in English.


December 16th, 2021 (9h-12h)


  • To be announced ...

Presentations of previous editions


The presentations will take place in Auditorium 1, the poster session and sandwich lunch will take place in the adjacent hall of Auditorium 2 (2nd floor).

Poster session

How to register?

  • Registrations will be accepted until two weeks before the research day. The registrations are on a first come first served base until the maximal number of allowed registrations (40) is reached. Check this link to make sure there are still places.
  • Doctoral students must personally submit an application to present to the chair of the CWO via
  • To be eligible, the following conditions must be met:
    1. The doctoral student must have received prior approval from his/her doctoral advisory committee to present on the research day.
    2. The doctoral student should be officially enrolled as a doctoral student for the current academic year.
    3. The admission should clearly state the exact research day on which the doctoral student wants to present as well as the date on which he or she received approval to present from the doctoral advisory committee
  • Eligible candidates will be asked to finalize their registration via the Event Manager.


  • Format: A0 vertical ('portrait')
  • Language: Preferably English
  • The layout of the poster should be in the UGent corporate design.
  • The doctoral student is responsible for printing the poster.
  • The poster should minimally contain the following elements:
    1. Name of the doctoral student, the promotor and the members of the doctoral advisory committee.
    2. Background and context of the research project (Why is this research conducted? What is the scientific contribution?)
    3. The research question and problem statement (What exactly will be studied?)
    4. Methodology (How will the research question be addressed?)
    5. Planning of the different research phases (if applicable, e.g. for longitudinal studies).
  • Some space (2 cm) should be left blank at the top and the bottom of the poster because it will be covered by the mounting system.
  • At least 1 week before the research day, you should send the following files to
    1. The poster as a pdf file. The filename should be constructed as follows: poster_lastname_firstname.pdf.
    2. An abstract in docx format. The filename should be constructed as follows: abstract_familienaam_voornaam.docx
  • Posters can be placed one hour before the start of the research day.

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