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How to register? - deadline: 14/06/2018!!!

To register and present your 3-minutes in front of your fellow students here at the campus please click HERE!

If you just want to support the presenters and join us for a free spaghetti meal (vegetarian option is possible) at the Tempus afterwards, please register HERE (this to estimate how much pasta we need to prepare)

VUB PhD Cup

What? The Doctoral Schools are looking for PhD candidates and recently defended PhD holders who can enthuse a large audience about (a part of) their research. Only a small share of all the research produced at VUB gets its way to the general public. The Doctoral Schools are proud of their PhD researchers and want to put them in the picture. During the PhD day organised on 9 October 2018 we will give the floor to 8 PhD candidates who will battle for the VUB PhD Cup.

Format: Give a three-minute presentation of your research in English, tailored to a large audience. You can make use of a powerpoint or other objects to get your message across.

Pre-selection: To nominate PhD candidates for the PhD day, each Doctoral School will organize a pre-selection in which you can present your research. Peers decide on the best presentations, as well as a jury composed of the DS director, one staff member of the Central PhD Office and one staff member of the Science Outreach Office. The audience will account for half of the votes, and the jury for the other half. In case there is an ex aequo the jury decides based on a combination of the following criteria: presence, story, comprehensibility and originality of bringing the story. 2 members from LSM will be nominated, and 3 each from DSH and NSE.

More information can be found HERE!

If you just want to support the presenters and join us for a free spaghetti meal (vegetarian option is possible) at the Tempus afterwards, please register HERE (this to estimate how much pasta we need to prepare - deadline 14/06)

Welcome

Welcome to the website of PhD United!

Why PhD United?

Current PhD students feel that there is a lack of communication between PhD students outside their lab (both national and international students).
At our medical campus, a high diversity of doctorates can be achieved (Medical sciences, Pharmaceutical sciences, Human ecology, Health sciences, etc.); which makes our campus rather differentiated. With PhD United, we would like to make the difference!

What is PhD United?

PhD United is a group of PhD students at the VUB (medical campus), who will organize both academic and social activities to get all researchers (PhD and Postdocs) closer together.
PhD United would like to give new PhD students and Postdocs a 'welcome home' feeling at our campus. Moreover, we would like to offer a platform where networking can start at campus level.
The ultimate goal of PhD United is to make the life as a PhD student easier, no matter whether it comes to working environment or social life!

Thank you all for participating in our PhD Day! It was a successful day!

We hope to welcome you on our other events!