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Training Activities Programme

Training Plan

Activities of the Doctoral School

Character

Optional

Hours

12

Description

It is planned as a course with compulsory attendance, with a theoretical explanation of each of the modules, which will be accompanied by a series of practical exercises which the participants must perform throughout the sessions.

Results

The doctoral student will acquire the necessary tools to access, evaluate, use and disseminate information in an ethical manner.

Assessment systems

It is an on-site seminar, and therefore attendance is compulsory and will be monitored by means of signatures for each of the modules. At the end of the activity the tutor will be given a report allowing an assessment of the acquisition of the skills associated with this activity.

Character

Optional

Hours

40

Description

These are intensive residential seminars lasting a week. They are conducted in English in an inter-disciplinary and multicultural environment. Forty researchers from each university, in their second year of doctoral training, receive extensive training designed for their future vocational integration in a socio-labour environment not exclusively linked to research at universities and/or public and semi-public centres. All the activities are dynamised by personnel specializing in the organization of doctorials and the facilitation of teamwork. The scheduled activities include visits to companies, research centres and cultural entities selected from both sides of the border, the testimonies of executive doctors and entrepreneurs and teamwork for the joint preparation of an innovative project which will be submitted at the end of the encounter. Participation in the doctorials is optional and does not entail any enrolment fee. All the maintenance, accommodation and transport costs will be financed by the organizing universities, with the help of the funding obtained from the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Aquitaine-Euskadi cooperation fund of the Basque government.

Results

The doctoral students acquire practical training in communication, innovation, teamwork, leadership and entrepreneurship. Based on the testimonies and experiences of different professionals working in companies and associations in the field of culture and language, as well as visits to companies and associations, the students come into direct contact with professional experience. These seminars have an inter-disciplinary approach, grouping the students together in units which combine different universities of origin and areas of knowledge. The experience should provide a wealth of knowledge about how to articulate a future professional project both in and outside the University.

Assessment systems

The whole procedure for the doctorials is overseen by a pedagogical cabinet, with professional advisers who will provide continuous feedback on the group activity and monitor the work done every day by the doctoral students. Once the latter have enrolled for the doctorials, attendance and active participation in the sessions is compulsory.

Program activities

Character

Compulsory

Hours

24

Description

The conferences will be organized by the thesis directors, who will announce them sufficiently in advance, informing the Academic Committee of the program. The conferences will be organized at least once a year. Every effort will be made to promote (by means of invitations sent by the Academic Committee) the presence of researchers external to the program at the conferences, from universities and national and international centres, whose contribution to their aim is regarded as highly valuable. Students must attend three of these conferences while they are on the program. Full-time students must attend one per year, part-time students three in five years.

Results

The following learning results are established for the monitoring conferences: - Acquiring the ability to present the results of the research work to other colleagues. - Acquiring the ability to make the objective progress achieved over the last evaluated period visible. - Acquiring the ability to communicate and implicate the planning of the research work for the following evaluation period. - Acquiring the ability to assimilate the techniques and ways of thinking of other colleagues who are in similar situations.

Assessment systems

The thesis directors are responsible for ensuring control of the following aspects: - Attendance. - Oral presentation before doctoral students, program professors and, if appropriate, external experts. - Final report on the conference, to be drawn up by the speakers.

Character

Optional

Hours

480

Description

This activity envisages the following actions: - Publication by the Academic Committee of the Program of the possibilities offered by groups of universities and external centres for conducting research stays for doctoral students. - Updates, on the web pages of each of the Master's and Doctoral School of the UPV/EHU (Mde) of the information relating to aids for the conducting of stays and doctorates in co-tutorship with reference universities and centres. In any case, the Academic Committee of the Doctoral Program will be responsible for approving each mobility action proposal. The proposal should include at least, as minimum information, the following points: - Doctoral student who will perform the stay. - Objectives of the action. - Destination university or centre. - Time planning. - Contact person responsible for the destination centre. The participation of students in mobility calls will be facilitated. Information will be provided on travel expenses and enrolment in activities (research seminars, conferences, etc.). For students who wish to benefit from these calls.

Results

- Acquiring the ability to work in multidisciplinary and multicultural environments. - Acquiring the ability to communicate in other languages within a research group. - Acquiring the social skills to work in collaboration with researchers with cultural backgrounds and researchers very different from the doctoral student. - Acquiring skills for establishing mid/long term useful research contacts.

Assessment systems

The thesis directors will be responsible for ensuring control of the following deliverables: - Certificate of the completion of the student's stay. - Publications or joint papers at conferences which have arisen from the stay. - If the stay is longer than 3 months at foreign universities and centres, a proposal for the writing of an international thesis. These stays will be appropriately reflected in the personalized activity document.

Character

Compulsory

Hours

15

Description

Seminars organized by the Doctoral Program, with the participation of professors and researchers from the program and Spanish or foreign guests, on methodological and conceptual matters and their application to research.

Results

Acquisition by the student of skills for the formulation of hypotheses and the selection of methodological strategies applied to doctoral research. Acquisition by the student of communication habits with senior researchers.

Assessment systems

Control of attendance. Completion by the doctoral student of a written report on the conclusions of the seminar, including a personal assessment of it.