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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

Optional

Hours

24

Description

National and European congresses in the field of Environmental Agrobiology are alternately held. Similarly, 2 or 3 thematic congresses or symposia related to each of the lines of research presented on this doctoral program are held each year. The scientific activity in the field of Environmental Agrobiology conducted at both state and international congresses will allow our doctoral students to acquire training and develop the skills listed in the corresponding section. This consists of the active participation of the students in the preparation and presentation of a paper at a congress. The activity includes the stages for the selection of the results, normally of an experimental nature, the preparation of materials (an abstract, poster, presentation, etc.) and participation in scientific meetings to disseminate the progress of their research to the scientific community with a discussion/defence of the findings. The realization of this activity lasts about one month per paper and takes place throughout the course.

Results

The doctoral student will acquire updated training in the plenary lectures, compare his or her views in the workshops and acquire the ability to discuss and present his or her findings in the posters and papers. Finally, he or she will repeatedly face the need to prepare oral and written papers on the results of the research in different languages and formats.

Assessment systems

Attendance at the congresses is recommended. Value will be given to active participation in the sessions and the presentations will preferably be oral. The activity conducted by the student will be monitored each year. This will include the documentary proof of participation in the congresses and scientific meetings and a report by the doctoral thesis director indicating the student's progress in acquiring the corresponding training. Consequently, the monitoring committee of the doctoral program will issue a report and inform the student of the level achieved and the activities to be completed. This report will be required before the realization of the doctoral thesis for its defence. Although students will be advised as to the appropriateness of participating in several congresses, one participation will be sufficient to justify the training.

Character

Optional

Hours

30

Description

Numerous specialized courses are held at the universities (UPV/EHU and UPNa) and other universities and research centres in the field of Environmental Agrobiology. Trading houses often give training courses on the possibilities provided by equipment and its updating.

Results

The doctoral student will obtain updated training and acquire a skill more quickly and strictly.

Assessment systems

Attendance at specialization courses is optional but recommended. Value will be given to their completion. The activity conducted by the student will be monitored each year. This will include the documentary proof of participation in the specialization courses and a report by the doctoral thesis director indicating the student's progress in acquiring the corresponding training. Although students will be advised as to the appropriateness of participating in several courses, one participation will be sufficient to justify the training.

Character

Compulsory

Hours

24

Description

They will be held in November (4 days) and May (4 days). They form a series of conferences and seminars, each lasting 3 hours, with one block in the first 4-month period and a second block in the second semester of each academic year, in order to complete the specific training in the field of Environmental Agrobiology. The first hour is taught by a guest speaker, after which a half-hour debate takes place. The second section is occupied by three of the students on the doctoral program, one at an early stage of the thesis, another at a more advanced stage and a third at the stage of writing and presenting the thesis. Throughout the course there will be 24 doctoral students presenting topics related to their theses. Students will therefore take part on at least two occasions during the realization of their theses. The seminars are mostly conducted in English, with some in Spanish.

Results

The doctoral students will acquire advanced scientific training in Environmental Agrobiology, in direct contact with internationally renowned researchers. The experience should provide them with new knowledge enabling them to keep up to date with the specific topic of their doctoral theses and also with the general field of Agrobiology.

Assessment systems

Attendance at the seminars will be compulsory and it will therefore be monitored. In addition, value will be given to active participation in the discussions at the seminars.

Character

Optional

Hours

500

Description

The activity will be proposed by the thesis director in collaboration with the researcher responsible for the centre where the stay will take place. The opportunity to obtain not only transversal training but also to perform experiments or techniques which will contribute to an improved realization of the doctoral thesis will be taken into account. - Completing the phases of the student's particular experimental development with the use of equipment, techniques and methodologies which are not available in his or her place of origin. - Collaboration in common projects which require the comparison and processing of results and the preparation of publications. - Learning of instrumental and methodological techniques. - Realization of preliminary studies necessary for the development of new collaboration projects. Each team on the Doctoral Program maintains a series of collaborations whereby students are exchanged to perform these stays.

Results

The doctoral student will receive training and, at the same time, he or she will be able to develop a part of his or her thesis in collaboration with the foreign centre.

Assessment systems

A letter of reception and evaluation from the director or researcher responsible for the student at the foreign centre.