PhD Course: Introductory R for Spatial Analysis

When: 10th of November, 2014

Where: University of Leeds, UK

Registration Deadline: 1st of November, 2014

 

As spatial datasets get larger more sophisticated software needs to be harnessed for their analysis. R is now a widely used open source software platform for statistical analysis and is increasingly popular for those working with spatial data thanks to its powerful analysis and visualisation packages.  This course introduces the basics of how R can be used for spatial data. No previous experience of computer programming is required but participants would benefit from some experience of GIS and spatial data formats and concepts.

 

URL: http://store.leeds.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=9&catid=47&prodid=467

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PhD Winter School: Research on Sustainable Development

When: 9th – 13th of February, 2015

Where: University of Basel, Switzerland

 

Sustainability essentially considers the interdependences of socio-economic and natural systems. Nevertheless, PhD research projects often do not examine such correlations, but focus on specific aspects of a very specialised scientific field. Accordingly, the relation between a topic of a PhD-thesis and how it is embedded into the wide field of sustainability sciences, i.e. the relation between disciplinary scrutiny and interdisciplinary interfaces, often is not evident.

 

The PhD Winter School addresses challenges of PhD research in the context of the multidimensional domain of sustainable development. It provides a platform to discuss, test and practice different methods of interdisciplinary. Participants will learn how to manage the boundaries between their PhD research and related scientific contributions in a methodologically sound way. They will get to know innovative methods of interdisciplinary cooperation.

 

The PhD Winter School will be highly interactive. Participants will receive a certificate of participation and 3 ECTS. The course will be held in English.

 

URL: https://msd.unibas.ch/en/home/studies/phdschool.html

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The date for the TODOS Annual General Meeting is 18th of November

The second semester is well underway and the TODOS Board has begun planning the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The time and place will be announced shortly. For TODOS to function, represent PhD candidates and plan events it is critical that people are engaged and active in the organization. At the AGM all board positions will be up for election: Board Chair, Vice Board Chair, Chair of Social Affairs, Chair of Academic Affairs, Accountant and one general Board member. If you have participated in our events or want to get involved with TODOS we would like you to think about running for a position at the AGM. Investing time in the TODOS Board work will give you, besides relevant organizational experience, either an extension of your work contract or equivocation of teaching duty hours. If you do not want to stand up for election, you are welcome to only show up and vote. If you have any questions about any of the positions please do not hesitate to contact us at todos@uit.no.

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Science and You: PhD Study Days 2015

When: 31st of May – 2nd of June, 2015

Where: Metz

 

Science & You opens its call for applications for the PhD study days. This call concerns all PhD candidates, whatever their field of research, nationality or experience in science communication are. The aim is to make young researchers reflect on the issues in science communication, the links between science and society and the stakes of public engagement. PhD study days are also an opportunity for meeting and exchanging views between researchers from different cultures and disciplines. You can apply between October 1st and November 17th.

 

URL: www.science-and-you.com/en/call-applications-phd-study-days-open#overlay-context

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