Research days

Concept and overview


    • Gaining insight into the sort of research undertaken by our PhD researchers and their evolution.  You will get an idea of the central theme and the objectives of each PhD and the structure of the PhD (how many papers, methods….).  During the presentation the PhD student optionally presents a paper, much like at a scientific congress.
    • Doctoral students will be informed at an early stage about the types of PhD the faculty is looking for. They also get to know other doctoral students who may have similar problems to overcome.
    • A team building activity to get to know each other better.


      • The next annual research day will take place on Monday 23 May 2022 at Campus Tweekerken.

      Plenary session

      Title:  The connection between climate economics research and climate policy on the ground

      Key note speaker: Thomas Stoerk, Climate Economist at the Research Department of the National Bank of Belgium.



      •  Workshop 1: Personal effectiveness (Mien Gheysens)
        • Discover the basic building blocks of productivity and receive a lot of practical tips & tricks that you can implement right away. This will be an interactive session where you can translate the principles to your own life. It will give you more time & inner peace.
      •  Workshop 2: Internationalization (Dirk De Craemer)
        • Interested in going abroad during your PhD for a foreign research stay? This information session might be for you! Special attention is given to financing options. You will also get the opportunity to ask specific and practical questions.
      •  Workshop 3: Data Management Planning For Fair Data (Ziad Choueiki)
        • Data management plans (DMP) are increasingly required by research funders/institutions - as a first step towards good research data management. As matter of fact a quality DMP can help you tremendously in your research and is a pre-requisite for having FAIR data. This workshop will take you on an in-depth tour of the various elements of a DMP and shows you how to leverage a DMP to achieve FAIR data principles in your research. If you’re a first year PhD researcher looking for guidance on writing your very own DMP or a senior researcher looking to brush up on your knowledge of FAIR principles and DMPs then this workshop is for you.
      •  Workshop 4: Research Impact (Jenny Lewis)
        • Starting from her ‘five facet’ model of research impact, professor Jenny Lewis (The University of Melbourne) will discuss ways in which you, as a researcher, might think about and plan to increase the academic and social impact of your work.


      • 8h30 - 8h45 : Registration
      • 8h45 - 9h00 : Opening speech by the Dean
      • 9h00 - 10h15 : Plenary session
      • 10h15 - 10h30 : Coffee Break I
      • 10h30 - 12h00 : Parallel Paper Presentations I  
      • 12h00 - 12h30 : Poster sessions I
      • 12h30 - 13h30 : Walking dinner
      • 13h30 - 14h30 : Workshops
      • 14h30 - 15h00 : Poster Sessions II
      • 15h00 - 15h30 : Coffee Break II
      • 15h30 - 17h00 : Parallel Paper Presentations II
      • 17h15 - … : Closing session