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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. The conferences will be held at least twice per semester and their results, compiled in a final report (prepared by the speakers) will be distributed among the students and the professors of the doctoral program. In addition, every effort will be made to promote (by means of invitations to the thesis directors) the presence at the conferences of researchers external to the program, from both Spanish and international universities and centres, whose contribution to their aim is regarded as very valuable. Minimum attendance of one conference a year is established for part-time students, while full-time students must attend at least one conference per semester.

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: - Compulsory 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

Compulsory

Hours

100

Description

The activity consists of the following phases: - Compilation of the research results which are intended to be sent for publication. - Reflection on the coherence between the hypothesis formulated and the results achieved. - Selection of an impact magazine whose scope fits the work performed. - Preparation of the article in English and adapting to the demands of the magazine. - Sending of the article and monitoring of the state of evaluation. - Analysis of the response of the editor and reviewers, if any is received during the student's training period. Conclusions and future actions, if the editor's decision has been received. Throughout their stay on the doctoral program, the students will prepare at least one publication for an internationally-renowned journal. This activity will preferably be performed from the second year of enrolment on the program onwards in the case of full-time students and from the third year onwards in the case of part-time students.

Results

The following learning results are established for the activity involving diffusion in prestigious publications: - Acquiring the ability to make a critical analysis of the correlationship between the hypothesis formulated and the results obtained. - Acquiring the ability to classify magazines by their impact and their thematic objective. - Acquiring the ability to write a quality article in English, intended for external peer review. - Acquiring the ability to assimilate the criticisms and suggestions of the reviewers, using this feedback to redirect the research work, if appropriate, if the editor's decision has been received during the student's training process.

Assessment systems

The thesis directors will be responsible for ensuring control of the following deliverables: - Manuscript sent to the selected magazine. - Revision received and, if appropriate, corrections to the original manuscript. If the decision is not received, the control procedure will be established exclusively upon the basis of the original sent.

Character

Optional

Hours

50

Description

Participation in the International Graduate Summer School which will be held biannually in Donostia-San Sebastián within the framework of the Summer Courses of the UPV/EHU. The course takes place during one intensive week (morning and afternoon sessions). Participation may include the submission of the thesis and other developments, the presentation of posters or discussion in the course workshops.

Results

An improvement in communication skills within an international context in which, unlike other contexts, they can be enhanced in the presentation and in the subsequent discussions. The possibility of discussing the doctoral research topic with renowned researchers throughout the week to obtain new orientations and assessments of the results achieved. The construction of international networks of doctoral students who are researching a topic (or several related ones), in which their members can actively participate and further their research through interaction within the network.

Assessment systems

In order to assess the proper acquisition of the envisaged skills, each student's director will request a report on his or her participation in the specific seminar, to be reflected in the annual student activity document.

Character

Compulsory

Hours

40

Description

The doctoral student must prepare a paper for at least one prestigious congress in his or her area and defend its communication. The activity therefore consists of the following phases: - Selecting the most suitable conference for the presentation. - Preparation of the written paper and the oral presentation or a poster format. - In situ presentation by the doctoral student. - Writing of a brief report on the most interesting work which, in the doctoral student's opinion, is presented at the conference.

Results

The following learning results are established for the presentation activity at a scientific meeting: - Acquiring the ability to select the most appropriate forum for the research work underway. - Acquiring the ability to communicate the development and results of the research in a scientific forum. - Acquire the ability to establish contacts with other researchers from institutions different from that of the doctoral student. - Acquiring the ability to synthesize the relevant information of the different presentations and plenary lectures.

Assessment systems

The thesis directors will be responsible for ensuring control of the following deliverables: - Certificate of attendance at the congress. - Synthesis report with a critical appraisal of other interesting contributions, in the doctoral student's opinion. .

Character

Optional

Hours

15

Description

Doctoral student seminars for the analysis and discussion of well-established or more modern literature in relation to specific issues of interest for the participants.

Results

Promotion of the students' creativity and organizational ability (sense of initiative). Encouragement of collaboration and team work. Further study of issues relevant to the lines of interest of the students and the program.

Assessment systems

In order to assess the proper acquisition of the envisaged skills, each student's director will request a report on his or her participation in the specific seminar, to be reflected in the annual student activity document.

Character

Optional

Hours

300

Description

This activity envisages the following actions: - Publication by the Academic Committee of the Program of the possibilities offered by research centres with which the doctoral program maintains scientific collaboration, both formally, by means of agreements, and informally, by means of guest collaborations (those identified in the section on collaborations in this explanatory report). - Updates, on the web pages of the Doctoral School of the UC3M and the Master's and Doctoral School of the UPV/EHU, as well as with the coordination of the post-graduate studies of the UNAM, 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 FCV/FZB 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/external expert who will be received on the doctoral program. - Objectives of the action. - Destination university or centre/group which receives the external expert. - Time planning. - Contact person responsible for the destination centre/professor responsible for the external expert's stay.

Results

Learning results The following learning results are established for the activity: - 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 doctoral student's stay. - Joint publications or presentations which have arisen from the stay. - For doctoral stays longer than 3 months at foreign universities and centres, a proposal for the realization of an international thesis.

Character

Optional

Hours

15

Description

The seminars will be organized by the people responsible for the different lines of research of the Doctoral Program, possibly involving speakers of the program itself and other prestigious guest researchers. Using audiovisual media, the speaker will develop an advanced research topic, focussing on what the most appropriate tools are for the particular topic and why they have been selected. An annual thematic seminar will be organized by each of the four research groups of the program, two in each semester of the academic year. This activity envisages the following actions: An annual invitation by each of the lines of research of the doctorate to at least one external expert to take part in the thematic seminars. Presentation of the action in a proposal containing, at least, the following information: - Name of the external expert who will be received on the doctoral program. - Objectives of the action. - Research team of the FCV/FZB program which will host the external expert. - Professor of the program responsible for the stay of the external expert.

Results

The following learning results are established for the thematic seminars: - Acquiring capacity for critical analysis in the face of the materials submitted by fellow researchers. - Acquiring the ability to communicate with other senior researchers by conducting questions or by requesting more information on specific aspects of the research work. - Acquiring the ability to communicate, in writing, the conclusions drawn on both the material submitted and the research tools.

Assessment systems

The seminar organizers will ensure control of the following aspects: - Compulsory attendance. - Drawing up of a concluding report by the doctoral student.