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Summary Teaching Assignment
Academic Year 2018/2019
Type of Teaching Doctorate
Course 051083 - RESEARCH SKILLS
Professor Sciuto Donatella
Cfu 5.00 Type of Course Mono-Disciplinary Course

Phd Programme From (included) To (excluded) Course
MI (1300) - SCUOLA DI DOTTORATOAZZZZ051083 - RESEARCH SKILLS

Detailed program and learning outcomes

The course aims at providing the basic knowledge to approach a research career.  

The Goal of this programme is to offer a wide range of one-day courses that may help PhD Students to build up their knowledge in research by providing introductory seminars on communication, research management, soft skills, research proposal preparation.

The Course will be organized in 1-day workshops, each one focused on one of the course topics. Each module may in principle be attended independently from the others, though some workshops may provide preparatory training useful for a specific following module. In order to gain the course credits, candidates are requested to attend at least 5 workshops. Each course will provide an assessment exam during the day or at the end of the workshop. Students must pass the exam in order to validate their participation. The maximum score for each exam is 10.

The workshops offered are the following:

January 21, 2019Business Writing: This module introduces techniques to develop persuasion and communication skills, applying for funding, seeking promotion, publishing papers, influencing peers at conferences.

February 11, 2019: Design Thinking: Through the Design Thinking and World Cafè methodologies, you will develop prototypes on the challenge launched by the facilitator. 

March 4, 2019: How to communicate with confidence: the module aims at supporting students to develop persuasion and communication skills whether it is writing a coherent memo, conveying clear messages to present themselves, their research and its results, persuading others – such as investors or partners - with a presentation or just being able to explain to a team member what is needed from them.

March 26, 2019: From Telling to Selling: how to create a convincing research idea and also manage it successfully: the module will provide a broad overview of the European research grant landscape, a methodology on how to create a research project, building a collaboration,  prepare a grant application, requirements. It will provide also and overview of the managerial and organizational skills necessary to be an effective project leader.

April 1, 2019: Problem solving: The module deals with the set of processes (methods and tools) which analyze, manage and positively solve problematic situations using "transversal" skills that allow facing in a rational and constructive way the most varied difficulties and adapting to context changes.

May 7, 2019: MSCA projects: this module will provide information on how to write a proposal to apply for postdoc Marie Curie financing from the EU commission  

May 29, 2019: Maximizing impact in research projects: This module introduces the techniques to maximise and extrapolate economic and societal impacts out of the technical projects.

June 12, 2019: “IP”h.D. Intellectual Property fundamentals for Ph.D. Students:  This module presents tips and strategies to protect know how and Intellectual property rights in research contracts and collaborative projects.

June 26, 2019 CV writing: This module includes a training session based on analysis of CV and tips on how to write a good Cv to raise career opportunities.

July 4, 2019: H2020: understanding the ingredients for excellence and success: The module focuses on presenting an innovative and competitiveidea in the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme with tips on proposal writing, collecting information and how to select strategic partners.

You must register in advance to the single workshops, since some of them have a restricted number of places (a registration form will be available for each workshop in due time).  Attendance to the entire day is mandatory. 

The final result of the course is given with the following rule: Independently of the number of workshops followed, if the sum of the scores is greater than 48 the result is A, between 38 and 48 the result is B, between 30 and 37 the result is C.

 

 


Notes on methods of assessing

The Course will be organized in 1-day workshops, each one focused on one of the course topics.  In order to gain the course credits, candidates are requested to attend at least 5 workshops. Attendance is mandatory for the entire day and is verified during the day.

Each course will provide an assessment exam during the day or at the end of the workshop. Students must pass the exam in order to validate their participation. The maximum score for each exam is 10.

The final result of the course is given with the following rule: Independently of the number of workshops followed, if the sum of the scores is greater than 48 the result is A, between 36 and 48 the result is B, between 30 and 35 the result is C.


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January 21, 2019Business Writing: This module introduces techniques to develop persuasion and communication skills, applying for funding, seeking promotion, publishing papers, influencing peers at conferences.

February 11, 2019: Design Thinking: Through the Design Thinking and World Cafè methodologies, you will develop prototypes on the challenge launched by the facilitator. 

March 4, 2019: How to communicate with confidence: the module aims at supporting students to develop persuasion and communication skills whether it is writing a coherent memo, conveying clear messages to present themselves, their research and its results, persuading others – such as investors or partners - with a presentation or just being able to explain to a team member what is needed from them.

March 26, 2019: From Telling to Selling: how to create a convincing research idea and also manage it successfully: the module will provide a broad overview of the European research grant landscape, a methodology on how to create a research project, building a collaboration,  prepare a grant application, requirements. It will provide also and overview of the managerial and organizational skills necessary to be an effective project leader.

April 1, 2019: Problem solving: The module deals with the set of processes (methods and tools) which analyze, manage and positively solve problematic situations using "transversal" skills that allow facing in a rational and constructive way the most varied difficulties and adapting to context changes.

May 7, 2019: MSCA projects: this module will provide information on how to write a proposal to apply for postdoc Marie Curie financing from the EU commission  

May 29, 2019: Maximizing impact in research projects: This module introduces the techniques to maximise and extrapolate economic and societal impacts out of the technical projects.

June 12, 2019: “IP”h.D. Intellectual Property fundamentals for Ph.D. Students:  This module presents tips and strategies to protect know how and Intellectual property rights in research contracts and collaborative projects.

June 26, 2019 CV writing: This module includes a training session based on analysis of CV and tips on how to write a good Cv to raise career opportunities.

July 4, 2019: H2020: understanding the ingredients for excellence and success: The module focuses on presenting an innovative and competitiveidea in the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme with tips on proposal writing, collecting information and how to select strategic partners.

 


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Didactic forms
Type of didactic form Teaching hours
lesson
40.0
training
0.0
computer laboratory
0.0
experimental laboratory
0.0
project
0.0
project laboratory
0.0

Information in English to support internationalization
Course offered in language English
Study material/slides available in English
Textbook/Bibliography available in English
It is possible to take the examination in English
Support available in English

Note Professor
schedaincarico v. 1.6.1 / 1.6.1
Area Servizi ICT
20/11/2019