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Every two year the VUB brings together PhD candidates from all disciplines in order to share experiences, learn from each other, and discover what’s new in doctoral support and education. This year, the PhD day takes place at Flagey on 9 October 2018.  Input by the researchers themselves led to a new concept for this edition of the PhD Day, that celebrates 10  years of doctoral schools: this year, VUB talents are in the limelight!


The VUB houses a lot of talent amongst its students, researchers, professors and employees. To detect some of that talent, the Researcher Training and Development Office and the Doctoral Schools organize  a PhD Cup each year. This year, the PhD Cup finals will be hosted during the PhD Day!

Explaining in three minutes what your research is about, that’s what is expected from the finalists in the VUB PhD Cup. To win the 500 euro award, the candidates need to translate their research into a short message that enthuses and can be understood by a wide audience. To get into the finals, the finalists had to struggle through pre-selections in June and May. Eventually 9 young researchers made it to the finals. Like in a real talent show, both an expert jury and the audience had to vote for the best presentations. According to them, it was a though choice as the bar was already pretty high!  


Award for Excellent PhD Supervision 


Since this year, not only PhD candidates will be in the picture. We are also looking for the best supervisor (or supervisory team) on campus. As part of the overall quality monitoring of the PhD progress we think it is important to showcase good practices to inspire other (starting) supervisors.  

The PhD Day is open to all researchers (including postdocs and supervisors) and to colleagues from ULB and all Flemish universities. It’s a great opportunity to broaden your horizon and network. Want to join this day, to celebrate 10 years of doctoral training and support? Register now!