The Doctoral Day 2018 will take place on Wednesday 5 December 2018.
30 September 2018: deadline active participation: as presenter (+ abstract submission) and/or discussant
26 November 2018: deadline regular participation (attendance) & registration for the afternoon workshops
Deadline paper submission: 26 October 2018
More information on the Doctoral Day will follow in September 2018.
Doctoral Day 2017
On Wednesday 29 November 2017, the Faculty of Business and Economics organises its 7th Doctoral Day. The Doctoral Day event takes place annually and welcomes all our PhD-students, as well as their research supervisors, interested Master students, and invitees.
This scientific gathering offers all our PhD students a platform to present their doctoral work and receive comments from a discussant. The Doctoral Day is also meant to offer opportunities to 'meet and greet' and exchange ideas with fellow students, faculty, and Master students. Finally, the annual Doctoral Day wants to contribute to the visibility of the growing research environment of our Faculty of Business and Economics.
||Word of welcome
||Presentations papers Short list Best Paper Award
||Workshops – participants choose 1 workshop
||Mercator Ortelius Award Ceremony
||Best Paper Award Ceremony
These days, 'busy' and 'productive' are no longer synonyms. We are very busy but get often distracted or sidetracked. How do you use your brain in a more productive way, focus on activities with the highest return, and feel accomplished at the end of every day? In this inspiring workshop we share concepts and tips to achieve your goals.
Erik Roger is Productivity Practice Leader with FranklinCovey Benelux.
- (Before) writing your (top) publication - Steven Van Passel, University of Antwerp, Faculty of Business and Economics
‘The fact is that I never had a paper rejected by a journal. Probably this is because I hate writing articles’ (Robert Solow in 1994, Nobel prize winner Economics in 1987)
Yes, journals have rejected papers of mine, some of them later regarded as ‘classics’. (Paul Samuelson, Nobel prize winner Economics in 1970)
During this session, I frame Heilmeier’s questions into practice, explaining the starting point of each publication: why (context and novelty statement), how (methods) and what (findings). Furthermore, I discuss the journal selection and the do’s and don’ts (including common mistakes) about writing a publication. The major take home message is that your best publication is the next one.
- Popularising science: imagining the whole world is your grandma - Ben Van Duppen & Ward Peeters, University of Antwerp, Faculty of Science & Faculty of Arts - Literature and Linguistics
Explaining your PhD research to friends and family can be a challenging undertaking. Imagine explaining it to an even bigger audience: the general public. How can you make sure that people are listening and that everyone is able to understand your message?
In this workshop, Ben Van Duppen and Ward Peeters introduce the different thresholds and stepping stones towards effective and compelling scientific communication: from taking your audience by the hand to making sure your story never ceases. Likewise, Ben and Ward will demonstrate how to find your own voice as a scientist and illustrate which tips and tricks to use to get your research noticed.
Participants register online for 1 out of the 3 workshops offered . Please register for the doctoray day first !
Detailed programme parallel sessions
The programme of the parallel sessions can be downloaded as pdf.
Please register through the online registration form.
for active participation (discussant or presenter): deadline is 29 September 2017.
for general participation: deadline is 20 November 2017.
Submission of abstracts: deadline is 29 September 2017.
Submission of papers: deadline is 23 October 2017.
The Doctoral Day takes place at the University City Campus at The Grauwzusters Cloister.
University of Antwerp
Stadscampus – Building S
Lange Sint-Annastraat 7
Best Paper Award committee
Prof. dr. Sascha Albers, Prof. dr. Luca P. Merlino, Prof. dr. Thierry Vanelslander (chair) & Prof. dr. Steven Van Passel
Mercator Ortelius Award