Doctoral School of Natural Sciences and (Bioscience) Engineering

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PhD research is of the utmost importance to the VUB and our knowledge-based society. Hence, it is important to facilitate not only research, but also the so-called transferable skills.

The doctoral schools at the VUB support the PhD researchers by organizing activities related to general scientific and transferable skills. The scientific follow-up of the PhD is guaranteed by the faculties themselves. This separation of responsibilities guarantees that there is no conflict of interest between the scientific research and the transferable skills.

The PhD research (should) result into a PhD diploma. Similarly, an official certificate of the doctoral school is issued if the researcher collects enough credits through courses, tutorials, and scientific activities (see the credit table). This certificate enumerates all the followed activities and can be used by the researcher when looking for a job. The registration and follow-up of the activities is now done using Cali.

It should be noted that both PhD researchers and young post-docs linked to NSE (faculties WE & IR) are welcome to join the activities.

The list of events, organised by the doctoral school, can be found below. This includes topic such as

  • Scientific Integrity
  • Scientific communication (oral and written)
  • Intellectual Property (IP) related courses (in collaboration with Technology Transfer Interface)
  • How to become an entrepreneur (in collaboration with Technology Transfer Interface)
  • Specialized courses of software/tools/techniques that are of importance to a broad range of researchers
  • Yearly, a VUB PhD-day

Furthermore, the doctoral school supports the researchers by

The doctoral school NSE is headed by Prof. dr. ir. Gerd Vandersteen, assisted by the NSE council. In addition, there is the support of the NSE PhD network, a social network for PhD researchers by PhD researchers of the faculties WE and IR.

Suggestion for the doctoral school can always be send to nse [at] vub [dot] ac [dot] be, or by contacting one of the NSE council members.

 

gerd vandersteenProf. dr. ir. Gerd Vandersteen

Director of the Doctoral School of Natural Sciences and (Bioscience) Engineering (NSE)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel / dept. ELEC

As the director of the doctoral school NSE, I would invite you to visit the new doctoral school website. This website must allow us to better communicate new events and activities.

If you want to

·       announce an activity, please send the necessary information to announce the event to nse [at] vub [dot] ac [dot] be;

·       organize an activity sponsored by the doctoral school, please fill-in the webform https://my.vub.ac.be/en/phd/call/application-activities

·       apply for a travel grant for, please fill-in the webform https://my.vub.ac.be/en/phd/call/travel-grants

In case of problems: please don't hesitate to contact me.

As the director of the doctoral school NSE, I would invite you to visit the new doctoral school website. This website must allow us to better communicate new events and activities.

If you want to

In case of problems: please don't hesitate to contact me.

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