Introduction seminar for PhD-students
PhD students are important for the recruitment of well qualified academic staff and a cornerstone in the research activities of NTNU. Experience has shown that there are some challenges related to the initiation of the study, the continued research activities and process of writing up the final thesis. Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering is therefore trying to improve the procedures for the start-up as well as the continued progress evaluation of the PhD studies. Important activities in this process are to:
- provide the students with important background information
- start the process of reflection on required activities, possible challenges and priorities in completing a PhD degree at NTNU
- strengthen the procedures around the preparation of a research plan, in order to facilitate the continued research work and to finalize the thesis.
The mandatory PhD introduction seminar shall be taken at the first opportunity after what occurs first of the "start date for employment" or "admission" for the PhD education. PhD introduction seminars are arranged each semester.
Other relevant competences
Contact: Harald Lenschow
PhD introduction seminar
15. October 2013
Chaired by professor Olav B. Fosso
The seminar is mandatory for all new PhD candidates.
Programme at a glance:
- Introduction (Olav B. Fosso)
- Experiences and challenges of being a PhD-student (Maria Bartnes Line)
- IME procedures for the PhD-studies (Harald Lenschow)
- PhD student at NTNU; supervisors' and university's expectations (Bjarne E. Helvik)
- Scientific publication – the key to success! (Guttorm Sindre)
- Presentation of requirements to a research plan (Astrid Aksnes)
- Summary and Closing
Workshop in technical writing
PhD Introductionseminar, 2nd day, workshop 7th of November Room EL21 10:15-16:00.
Chaired by: Stuart Clark
Seminar for PhD Supervisors
The Faculty arrange annually a 2-days seminar for PhD Supervisors.
- Programme for the PhD supervisor seminar the 28th and 29th of October 2013
Chaired by: professor Rolv Bræk