Doctoral Day 2020

Doctoral Day 2020 'Light' – 26th October 2020

Covid-19 forced us to be inventive and for a long time it looked as if we had to let our doctoral day continue virtually. Luckily our colleagues at Hof van Liere facilitated the opportunity to implement a physical, ‘light’ version. Light and corona-proof.

Of course the number of participants per room will be limited and catering will also be organised differently. No walking buffet … rather a seated and safer version. Distance and hygienic rules will be respected.

Preliminary programme

  • Welcome - Introduction (9.15 - 9.30 uur)
  • Parallel sessions -  PhD presentations (9.30 - 12.00 uur)
  • Lunch
  • Publication strategies for Design Sciences (ADOC) (13.30 - 14.15 uur)
    This information session aims to help researchers in different disciplines of the Social Sciences and the Humanities to develop a well-considered publication strategy. The information session tackles the questions: ‘What/when to publish?’, ‘Where to publish?’, and ‘How to increase impact?’
  • Lecture prof. dr. Rousseau (14.15 - 15.00 uur)
    Prof. dr. Rousseau is one of the foremost researchers in the field of scientometrics, an expert in citation analysis and research evaluation. He will talk to us about becoming metric-wise, i.e. what instruments do academic evaluators use and what do they mean for us and our research. Ronald, convinced that content is still key, will also elaborate on the non-measurable output of your research.
  • Talent center (DP&O) (15.20 - 15.50 uur)
    The Talent Center (HR Departement) was launched in 2017 as an internal career center for PhD students and postdocs. Its mission is to encourage and support early-career researchers to reflect on and steer their (future) career. To this purpose, the Talent Center organizes career counseling, training and other initiatives that are tailor-made to early-career researchers. In this session, we will present our service offer and give a hint of what career development is all about.
  • Closing drink (16.00 - 17.00 uur)

General info

Our morning sessions will be spread over following rooms @ Hof van Liere in theatre or classic style.

Capacity per room is limited so registration is necessary for all participants.

  • F. de Tassiszaal: 48 ppl = max. capacity – theater style
  • A. Dürerzaal: 20 ppl = max. capacity
  • T. Greshamzaal: 12 p = max. capacity – theater style
  • W. Elsschotzaal: 20 p = max. capacity
  • Prentenkabinet: 16 p = max. capacity
  • M. Mayerzaal : 44 p. catering (lunch/closing)

Lunch and closing drink will be available for a limited number of 44 people (seated).
The afternoon lectures will also be held in the F. de Tassizaal, with the same maximum capacity.

Detailed programme will be available soon.


Please register through the online registration form. Deadline is 10th October.
Every participant needs to register. Since maximum capacity cannot be altered, only registered people will be able to attend.

Poster submission

Due to circulation restrictions at Hof van Liere, we will not be able to organize a poster exhibition spot at the venue.
However, the physical posters will travel around the various Campus buildings (Ambtmanstraat , Ambtswoning, Blindestraat and Hoofdgebouw) during the current academic year.
If you did not yet provide us with a poster in March please don’t forget to send one in.


The Doctoral Day takes place at the University City Campus at Hof van Liere.

Hof van Liere        
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen