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Healthy Writing Retreat

The ‘writing retreat’ approach is a well-established and successful method that provides a dedicated writing time and space through a structured framework for working in academic writing projects.

This course is intended for PhD students at NOVA University.

10th edition / 10.ª edição: 13-14 MAR 2024

In Person / Presencial 

Project Management II [Gestão de Projetos II]

This course seeks to provide dynamic opportunities for students with prior knowledge in project management and different levels of experience to translate theory into practice.

This course is intended for PhD students at NOVA University and PhD holders working at NOVA (Professors, researchers,...) who have already attended the Project Management I.

5th edition / 5.ª edição: 29 APR - 27 MAY 2024

In Person / Presencial

Research Ethics [Ética da Investigação]

Research Ethics is a hot topic. Conducting research is a fascinating but challenging activity that involves very different ethical issues, such as bias, fraud, plagiarism, conflicts of interest, falsification of research results, informed consent, attribution of authorship and adequacy of peer review publication processes. 

This course is intended for PhD students at NOVA University and PhD holders working at NOVA (Professors, researchers,...).

24th edition / 24.ª edição: 12-19 JUN 2024

In Person / Presencial 

Design Thinking

Design thinking is about believing we can make a difference, and having an intentional process in order to get to new, relevant solutions that create a positive impact. Design Thinking gives you faith in your creative abilities and a process for transforming difficult challenges into opportunities for design. 

This course is intended for PhD students at NOVA University and PhD holders working at NOVA (Professors, researchers,...).

36th edition / 36.ª edição: 31 MAY - 3 JUN 2024

In Person / Presencial 

About the Training Courses

 

  • Voluntary
  • Free of charge for NOVA participants
  • Registration required 
  • In English (courses will be also organized in Portuguese when necessary)
  • ECTS granted
  • Inclusive and diverse classes environment
  • Classes across NOVA campi
    Project Management I [Gestão de Projetos I]

    During this course students, researchers, managers, will increase their knowledge about the critical areas of project management, methodologies and management tools, technical and behavioural skills that the project manager must mobilize to reach the end of a project successfully. 

    This course is intended for PhD students at NOVA University and PhD holders working at NOVA (Professors, researchers,...).

    34th edition / 34.ª edição: 30 SEP - 21 OCT 2024

    In Person / Presencial 

     

    Social Media for Scientists [Redes Sociais para Cientistas]

    Members of the public are increasingly using online environments and specially social media platforms to find information about science. It is vital that scientists and scientific institutions start using those platforms to disseminate and promote their research activities.

    This course is intended for PhD students at NOVA University and PhD holders working at NOVA (Professors, researchers,...).

    (There are no currently scheduled editions of this course.)
    (De momento, não há edições deste curso agendadas.)

    Scientific Text Processing with LaTeX

    LaTeX is a scientific document preparation system that allows the student to concentrate on the structure and content of the text, without having to worry about typographical details. It’s considered a fantastic resource for getting great looking and typographically correct documents - and better compared to the usual editoral programmes. 

    This course is intended for PhD students at NOVA University and PhD holders working at NOVA (Professors, researchers,...).

    14th edition / 14.ª edição: 07-21 MAY 2024

    In Person / Presencial

    Research Data Management

    This course aims to help researchers and PhD students to better manage their research data in compliance with financing agencies guidelines, and to make data discoverable and citable.

    This course is intended for PhD students at NOVA University and PhD holders working at NOVA (Professors, researchers,...).

    17th edition / 17.ª edição: 17-18 MAY 2024

    In Person / Presencial 

    Science Communication [Comunicação de Ciência]

    Scientists from all areas are challenged to simplify their message and interact with diverse audiences, but ensuring that the message is conveyed and understood effectively, without ever losing sight of rigor, is not always easy. This course aims to help students develop their communication skills in different contexts.

    This course is intended for PhD students at NOVA University. 

    (There are no currently scheduled editions of this course.)
    (De momento, não há edições deste curso agendadas.)

    RSD - Research Skills Development [RSD - Desenvolvimento de Competências Académicas]

    The Research Skills Development (RSD) is a course developed in collaboration with Imperial College London and was designed to cover the key transferable skills needed by early stage PhD researchers in order to enhance their personal and research capabilities. This is an immersion course that involves staying at the Convent of Arrábida for 4 days and 3 nights. The course is free for NOVA doctoral students, including transport, meals and accommodation. 

    This course is intended for Early stage PhD students at NOVA University (preferential).

    Next Editions
    37th edition / 37.ª edição: 01-04 MAR 2024

    In Person / Presencial 

    38th edition / 38.ª edição: 24-27 MAY 2024

    In Person / Presencial 

    Developing Supervisory Skills [Desenvolvimento de Competências de Supervisão]

    Although supervision is one of the most crucial elements of the academic work, most current supervisors receive no specific supervisory training during their careers. This course aims to fill that gap, focusing specifically on the student–supervisor relationship as a key element in success of a PhD journey.

    This course is intended for PhD holders working at NOVA University (Professors, researchers,...).in 

    (There are no currently scheduled editions of this course.)
    (De momento, não há edições deste curso agendadas.)

    Finishing my PhD: The next 90 days

    This course focuses on the development of skills to understand, redefine and/or change the path of a professional career using a stabilised framework of career planning and also to explore how to establish professional relationships potentially interesting. 

    This course is intended for:

    • PhD students at NOVA University that will deliver their thesis in the next 6 months;
    • PhD holders working at NOVA (Professors, Researchers, Posdocs) who have finished their PhD in the last two years;

    • NOVA Alumni that have finished their PhD in the last two years.

    6th edition / 6.ª edição: 24 JUN - 01 JUL 2024

    In Person / Presencial

    Information Literacy [Literacia da Informação]

    The main objective of the Information Literacy Course is to provide students with a set of critical information skills that have been recognized as crucial for academic achievement and life-long learning development requirements.

    This course is intended for PhD students at NOVA University and PhD holders working at NOVA (Professors, researchers,...).

    28th edition / 28.ª edição: 09-10 MAY 2024

    In Person / Presencial

    Data Processing Automation (PYTHON)

    Data processing is a complex but crucial task in any research project. Despite the availability of dedicated software, such as spreadsheet or statistical analysis applications, a basic knowledge of programming and the use of adequate libraries can open many additional possibilities for data analysis. 

    This course is intended for PhD students at NOVA University and PhD holders working at NOVA (Professors, researchers,...).

    (There are no currently scheduled editions of this course.)
    (De momento, não há edições deste curso agendadas.)