Introduction Days for New PhD Candidates 12-13-14 Februari 2018 - campus ETTERBEEK

Introduction Days for New PhD Candidates

On Monday the 12th of February the Central PhD office organises the Introduction Day for New PhD candidates in Etterbeek. As of academic year 2017-2018 it is compulsory for all PhD candidates (that started their research in 2017-18 or later) to follow the Introduction Day once during their PhD trajectory.

As the name suggests, the Introduction Day is meant to welcome starting PhD candidates and gives them essential information about the VUB’s research culture. The morning session will inform you about pursuing a PhD at the VUB: you will hear significant talks from the coordinator of the Central PhD Office, the ombudsperson for PhDs, staff from the Science Outreach office, European Liaison Office, Education and Student Policy and Human Resources, and of course, other PhD candidates.

In the afternoon session we will focus on scientific integrity and research ethics at the VUB and in general.

You’re also invited to participate in additional info sessions and workshops later this week on publishing your articles, using PURE (the publication database), intellectual property…. It’s not mandatory to follow these, yet strongly recommended to do so; since they will allow you to take a head start into your PhD.


Morning and lunch: Promotiezaal D2.01
Afternoon: K.2.Auditorium.1.P.Janssens

Campus Etterbeek


Register for the Introduction Day here

Register for Intellectual Property here (mainly relevant for PhD candidates from the NSE doctoral school, but anyone else interested might register too)

Register for the information session on PURE here

Register for the seminar on Publication literacy introduction here

Questions on the compulsory part? Check our FAQ here.