PhD Courses From High North Academy (Autumn 2016)

Dear PhD candidates,

The summer holidays are coming to an end. Make sure you sign up for this autumns’ High North Academy courses before the deadline Sept 1. Our courses are open for all PhD candidates at UiT, regardless of scientific background. For detailed information, follow the links below.
Studweb is open, make sure you apply now to secure your seat!
FSK-8002 Scientific writing 24–28 October 2016 (3 ECTS)
Learn about the scientific publication process, peer reviewing, presentation skills, improve your manuscript through group work with a mentor, and improve your English writing skills.
FSK-8005 Funding your research 1–2 and 21–22 November 2016 (3 ECTS)
If you want to continue your research after the PhD, money is needed. Nowadays the competition for funding is strong, how can you write a proposal to the EU or the Norwegian Research Council that stand a chance? Understand the processes and evaluation criteria, and develop your own proposal with the help from experienced mentors. See also the schedule.
BIO-8010 Visualizing your science 7–11 November 2016 (3 ECTS)
Most of us have experience with research communication in two dimensions (written papers, posters etc.). How can your research be communicated in three dimensions? In cooperation with Tromsø museum, we offer a museum exhibition course and there will be a grand opening of the exhibition (exam) 1 December at Tromsø museum.
If you have any questions, please contact
Arve Lynghammar
Coordinator
High North Academy
Office: MODUL B 208
P: 77 64 67 96
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
www.highnorthacademy.com
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SK-8003 Leadership skills – preparing PhD students for taking on leadership tasks

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Leadership skills may become handy both during and after your PhD. Sign up now for two days lectures about leadership, and two days of practical seminar given by Nordnorsk lederutvikling.

Application deadline: 1 April 2016

Sign up here: https://uit.no/utdanning/emner/emne?p_document_id=430571&ar=2015&semester=V  

The course run from 10–13 May 2016.

Course contents:

Most PhD students have little leadership experience and most lack leadership training or formal education to show for on their CV. Furthermore, few PhD-students are aware of their personal skills and leadership potential, or how to develop these. Despite these facts, many jobs available to candidates with PhD degrees, both outside and within academia, include leadership tasks such as project management, team leadership and supervision.
This course aims to prepare PhD students to take on leadership tasks once their degrees are completed. This will be achieved through introducing different leadership concepts and raising the PhD students` awareness of the value of leadership and how leadership takes many forms.
The second main objective is to make the PhD students reflect upon their own problem solving style and the associated advantages and disadvantages.
Objective of the course:
Knowledge:
  • Be able to describe the contents of different theories on leadership
  • Be able to explain the range of leadership skills needed in order to practice good leadership
  • Be able to describe different problem-solving styles and their associated benefits and disadvantages

Skills:

  • Use achieved knowledge as analytical tools to formulate, structure and discuss aspects of leadership
  • Be able to transfer knowledge of leadership and leadership skills to practical use
  • Be able to reflect upon own leadership skills and take steps to further ones development
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Take control of your PhD Journey: From (p)reflection to publishing

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Writing a PhD benefits from the acquisition of competencies outside of the specific study, e.g. being aware of current academic norms, knowing how to retrieve, manage and treat references, handling scientific research data, and being up-to-date about open access publication.

Take control of your PhD Journey: From (p)reflection to publishing is a seminar series organized by the University Library, designed for PhD students coming from all fields of study. It consists of five independent, yet interrelated, seminars, each of which containing a mix of theory, discussion and practical exercises.

Learning outcomes

If attending all individual seminars, the PhD student will be expected to have obtained the following learning outcomes:

Skills
•    Search scientific literature in relevant databases
•    Use EndNote for citing references as well as organizing them
•    Search relevant Open Access publishers
•    Manage research data according to best practice
•    Find and use repositories for archiving manuscripts and research data

Competence
•    Know and explain the whys for the transparency of science (textual publications and research data)
•    Know and explain what is considered correct citation and plagiarism
•    Know and explain why systematic literature search is important
•    Know about advantages and disadvantages with open access
•    Know and explain best practice for research data management

 For more information and registration, see https://uit.no/tavla/artikkel?p_document_id=449476

 

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Teaching and learning in higher education – course for PhD fellow

Teaching and learning in higher education – course for PhD fellow

The spring semester course will have two sessions: 1st and 2nd of February 2016 and 31th of March and 1st of April 2016

Who can apply? Research fellows at the UiT with teaching activities during spring semester 2016

Language of instruction: English.

Application date: 20th of December 2015

Application form and more information: See Tavla: https://intranett.uit.no/vis-tavla?p_document_id=440238

Do you want to improve your teaching skills? T​he course Teaching in higher education is aimed at PhD fellows who want to improve their teaching skills. The course gives you fundamental skills in teaching, enabling you to:

  • plan and conduct different teaching activities
  • develop your own teaching skills
  • discuss teaching and learning based on relevant theories and research
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Take control of your PhD journey: From (p)reflection to publishing

Take control of your PhD journey: From (p)reflection to publishing

When: The end of October/beginning of November

Where: UiT

Writing a thesis is a long and winding journey. It requires competencies beyond that of your chosen topic. You must be able to find the best literature for your project, review the existing literature, use this literature according to academic norms and then publish your findings in the best possible channels.

The University Library has created a comprehensive course consisting of four independent seminars, specifically targeted at PhD students. You can take all four of them, or pick just one or two if you are already familiar the subject, or if you’re too busy just now.

1. Think like an academic – write like an academic
Date: 27 October 12:15-15:00

2. Search like an expert
Humanities (28 October 12:15-15:00)
Medicine and health sciences (28 October 09:15-12:00)
Technology and natural sciences (29 October 09:15-11:00)
Social sciences (29 October 12:15-15:00)

3. Manage your references with EndNote
EndNote basic (3 November 9:15-12:00)
EndNote advanced (11 November 09:15-12:00)

4. How to publish your research open access
Date: 17 November 09:15-12:00

URL​: https://uit.no/tavla/artikkel/430302/take_control_of_your_phd_journey_from_p_reflect
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