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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

480

Description

The Doctoral Program in Environmental Engineering will promote stays for its students at prestigious research centres in Spain and abroad, lasting at least 3 months.

Results

In this sense, among other initiatives, there has been mobility for the doctoral students by means of national projects like CONSOLIDER, European projects and COST actions.

Assessment systems

The control of the activity will be performed by means of an evaluation of the reports of the doctoral student and the tutor responsible for the stay at the reception centre.

Character

Optional

Hours

80

Description

During the first year after admission to the doctoral program, the students can do the "Transversal Training Course" organized by the EDUC. This course is taught in Spanish and is held intensively over two weeks. A detailed program of this course can be viewed at the following address on the EDUC website: http://www.unican.es/centros/escuela-de-doctorado/actividades-transversales/

Results

The planned aims are: 1. To analyze the situation of the doctoral program within the new EHEA framework. 2. To cover the ethical aspects of science. 3. To show the different forms of oral and written scientific communication, from diffusion in specialized media to the divulgation of science to the general public. 4. To discuss the different ways of obtaining funding to finance scientific work, from competitive official aids to agreements with companies. 5. To cover the field of the protection of a scientific finding (patent) for its future industrial application. 6. To analyze research within the company. 7. To establish a meeting point for doctoral students from all scientific areas, opening the door to possible inter-disciplinary interaction. 8. To outline a basic model of transversal training for future official doctoral programs.

Assessment systems

1. There will be individualized monitoring of the attendance at all the training activities. 2. When appropriate, the performance of the student in these activities will be evaluated by means of an examination (development of topics or a multiple-choice test) or by means of the submitting of an assignment, whose exact indications will be provided by the director of the training activity. 3. All these controls will form part of the doctoral student activity document, which will be regularly reviewed by the tutor and the thesis director and evaluated by the academic committee responsible for the program.