The 2nd International KTU PhD Summer School: Creating a New Tradition

2017-08-30 13:45

48 PhD students from more than 10 countries have participated in the 2nd International KTU PhD Summer School, organised by Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) together with partners – the University of Stavanger (Norway) and European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU). 

The intensive three-day course was delivered by researchers from Norway, United Kingdom, Luxembourg and Denmark, and the students represented higher education institutions from Austria, Spain, United Kingdom, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Turkey and Germany. The School focused on developing the transferable, or, so called soft or universal competencies.

“Organising and working with the scientific research data, scientific articles’ writing and PhD thesis project management were among the study topics of the International PhD Summer School this year. To timely defend doctor thesis and to successfully integrate into the job market is very important for doctoral students from any study field and any university. We hope that intensive courses and social events provided a perfect environment for the young researchers to communicate, to share their experiences, to discuss and to create a contact network for future activities”, says Vita Daudaraviciene, Project Manager at KTU Doctoral School.

The first day’s seminar “Writing for Scholars” was delivered separately for the social sciences and humanities, and for technology, natural and biomedical sciences students. The groups were taught by Lynn P. Nygaard (Peace Research Institute, Norway) and Jacek Fiutowski from University of Southern Denmark.

On the second day, during the class “Project Management for PhD Students” Flavien Massi (Intelligentsia Consultants Sàrl, Luxembourg) was talking about peculiarities of project management, connecting this knowledge with doctoral thesis writing. On the third day, during the class “Open Science and Research Data Management: Tips and Tools to Help You Plan to Get the Most from Your Data” Sarah Jones (Digital Curation Centre, UK) and Iryna Kuchma (EIFL, Lithuania) were sharing know-how on the nuances of scientific data management. The experts were also providing feedback for presentations delivered by the teams of students.

The organisers of the event are happy to note the increasing interest towards the PhD Summer School and attracting motivated and talented PhD students from across world. It is expected that the International PhD Summer School organised by KTU and ECIU will become a new tradition.

  • The 2nd International KTU PhD Summer School
  • The 2nd International KTU PhD Summer School
  • The 2nd International KTU PhD Summer School
  • The 2nd International KTU PhD Summer School
  • The 2nd International KTU PhD Summer School
  • The 2nd International KTU PhD Summer School
  • The 2nd International KTU PhD Summer School
  • The 2nd International KTU PhD Summer School

Related news

2015-09-11 14:15
If You need an answer to the question „Why focus on Career?“ there is one given below. Katie Jarvis in her presentation will share some simple tactics and techniques that can help to focus and build Your career. Traditionally ‘Career development’ meant upward promotion. However, organisations are flatter and leaner...
2018-02-22 14:15
This Friday, 23 February “The Forest Brother”, a play, telling an unbelievable story of the man, who has been hiding in forest for 50 years will be shown on Kaunas National Drama Theatre stage. International Kaunas guests and residents are invited to enjoy the play, which will be translated and shown with English...
2018-02-22 13:45
The European Consortium of Innovative University (ECIU) has just launched a Research Mobility Fund, aiming at increasing collaboration amongst its researchers. KTU researchers are invited to apply for a travel grant for a stay at one of the 11 partner universities in Europe and in Mexico. The mobility fund works...
2018-02-20 11:30
This Wednesday, 21 February the open seminar on PhD studies takes place. Use this possibility to find out about the research areas and doctoral programmes, scholarship, mobility and funding, and other subjects relevant for every PhD or prospective doctoral student. “If I had another chance, I would definitely choose...
2018-02-20 10:30
There is still a week left for registration for Erasmus+ study exchange. Choose a university, apply for studies and participate in selection. More information here. “Once you come back from the exchange, you are not the same person who you were before leaving your hometown. Attitudes, values, perception, even the way...
2018-02-19 14:30
Kaunas University of Technology (KTU, Lithuania) researchers have created unique receipt for ultra-high performance concrete. Produced from local and recycled resources their material has the same compressive strength, but is approximately half the price of the alternatives currently existing in the market. Because...
2018-02-14 14:00
Check the #Kaunastic list of celebrations for the 100 years of restored Lithuania in Kaunas. From light festivals and art installations to cosy personal events – this is the weekend to celebrate. On February 16, 1918, the 20 representatives of the Council of Lithuania signed The Act of Reinstating Independence of...
2018-02-13 16:15
If you are thinking about coming to study at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), this is the right time to apply for funding. Until 1 March 2018 Lithuanian Education Exchanges Support Foundation accepts applications for funding for a short-term study visit in Lithuanian institutions for the academic year 2018/2019...