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. The research day is organized by the scientific research committee (SRC). The next information moment is foreseen on December 16, 2021 before noon and will take place online via Microsoft Teams. Presentations are in English.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the research day will be organized "online". PhD students will present a 5-minute "pitch" of their research proposal, followed by a short Q&A of 5 minutes at most. Presentations are plenary and open to the faculty. Depending on the number of registrations, several parallel sessions will be organized. A session will also last a maximum of one hour. During this edition, the "Best Poster Award" is replaced by a "Best Presentation Award". The Winners of previous editions can be found here.


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


  • To be announced ...

Presentations of previous editions


MS Teams

Pitch presentation

How to register?

  • Registrations will be accepted until two weeks before the research day. For each session 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


Format: 5 minute presentation (maximum 5 slides)

Language: Preferably English

The layout of the poster should be in the UGent corporate design.

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).
  • At least 1 week before the research day, you should send the following files to
  1. Slides in pdf- or powerpointformat. The filename should be constructed as follows: presentation_lastname_firstname.pdf or presentation_lastname_firstname.pptx

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