PoliMi - Learning Teaching Training activities

PoliMi - Learning Teaching Training activities








OPEN UNTIL 10th of December


  • Training in transferable skills for European PhD candidates within the Science, Engineering and Technology disciplines.

Training sessions will be offered by all four partner universities and will include participants from all partners in each of them.

NTNU will recruit 4 PhD candidates for each of the 8 upcoming sessions.
This registration is only valid for the upcoming session arranged by PoliMi.

Training session by PoliMi is to be described below (2 courses):

  • Leadership and management

  • Research ethics and good scientific practice

We offer:           

  • Trainings in small groups with participants from mindSET´s four partner universities

Your benefits:

  • Improve your transferable skills in an international group of interdisciplinary, but like-minded researchers.
  • Certificate of completion that may be credited in the PhD programmes at the respective partner universities

All applicants will be informed about the selection results shortly after deadline for registration.

PoliMi - LTT

Leadership and Management

This module is composed of the following parts.

I – January 21st, 9:30-12:45: Tommaso Buganza

The first part will deal with the different phases of the Leadership theories across time. Leadership is a complex topic investigated from many different perspectives. In the beginning, leadership or charisma were thought to be due to genetically inherited characteristics both in terms of physical traits or personality ones. Then Researchers understood the pivotal role of behaviors in determining the leadership performance of the individuals. Also, the importance of the followers will be analyzed until those theories which make all the leadership topic only dependent on the followers…and not the leaders

II – January 21st, 14:00-17: 15: Tommaso Buganza

The second part will focus specifically on one leadership model based on leadership as a process. We will introduce, analyze, and discuss the Transactional vs. Transformational leadership model by comparing both their attended results and their limits. Students will also be asked to self-evaluate themselves against the model

III – January 22nd, 9:30-11:00: Tommaso Buganza

Teamwork will be the core of the third module and, more specifically, the importance of TRUST in the teamwork activities. Using the JoHary window model, we’ll see the mechanism to create and maintain the trust levels as well as the importance of trust across the phases of a team lifecycle.

IV – January 22nd, 11:15-12:45: Tommaso Buganza

Finally, the last part will be focused on a specific tool for trust-building: the feedback. This topic will be seen with the particular perspective of the behavioral feedback analyzing both the techniques and the real impacts of their application

PoliMi - LTT

Research ethics and good scientific practice

This module is composed of the following parts.

I – January 18th 9:30-12:45: Viola Schiaffonati

The first part starts from a case study about responsibility in technological development and discusses how responsibility is a central concept in good scientific practice. The shift from passive responsibility to the novel notion of active responsibility is discussed. Case-studies are presented to evaluate the critical issues in active responsibility.

II – January 18th 14:00-17: 15: Andrea Aliverti

The second part introduces good scientific practice and academic misconduct. It presents guidelines and conducts in ethics of research, such as informed consent and ethics commissions and committees, that are discussed with the use of examples and case studies.

III – January 19th 9:30-11:00: Andrea Aliverti

The third part introduces publication ethics, by analyzing critical situations in everyday research and with the goal to avoid academic misconduct.

IV – January 19th 11:15-12:45: Viola Schiaffonati

The fourth part discusses the major ethical frameworks. These ethical frameworks constitute the basis for introducing ethical reasoning and the most widespread fallacies in ethical reasoning, in general, and in scientific and technological reasoning, in particular.

January 19th afternoon: students will work in groups of 2 to prepare a presentation reflecting on the ethical issues of their research to be presented in the morning of Wednesday June 17th

V – January 20th 9:30-11:00: Andrea Aliverti, Viola Schiaffonati, Siri Granum Carson

Students will present in groups of 2.

VI - January 20th 11:15-13:00: Siri Granum Carson

The social responsibility of researchers and research institutions. Does your research activity lead to a better world, e.g. by contributing to reach the sustainable development goals set by the UN? Are individual researchers and/or research institutions bound by a social contract to contribute to the common good? These questions belong to what we might call “broad research ethics.“