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Summary Teaching Assignment
Academic Year 2019/2020
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:

  1. 20/01/2020 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.

  1. 3/02/2020 CAREER PLANNING FOR PHD’S

Learn self-management skills for career planning and consider your current strengths and skills. Learn how to keep up to date with the job market, how to network as well as CV and interview skills.

  1. 17/02/2020 STORYTELLING FOR RESEARCHERS

Explore why storytelling can help you engage your audience, learn easy to use techniques and tools that are applicable to research presentations and find out how to speak so people listen.

  1. 2/03/2020 DIGITAL COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES

Starting from the individual talent and stories, the workshop will help structure the basis of an effective communication strategy in a networking prospective, in a disruptive and hands on way.

  1. 16/03/2020 LEADERSHIP AND PEOPLE MANAGEMENT

Develop your leadership style to build a team, support individual and create a strategic vision and learn key management tools focusing on challenges that arise in a variety of relevant contexts.

  1. 20/04/2020 PERSUASIVE / BUSINESS WRITING

This module introduces techniques to develop persuasion and communication skills, applying for funding, seeking promotion, publishing papers, influencing peers at conferences.

  1. 4/05/2020 TIME MANAGEMENT FOR PhD’s

Learn a combination of project management and time management skills and methods applied specifically to the challenge of completing a high quality PhD thesis on time with minimal stress. 

  1. 18/05/2020 MAXIMIZING IMPACT IN RESEARCH PROJECTS

This course aims is to explain the concept and provide researchers and research support staff with guidelines on writing the impact part of Horizon 2020 proposals.

  1. 3/06/2020 MSCA

This module will provide information on how to write a proposal to apply for postdoc Marie Curie financing from the EU commission.

  1. 15/06/2020 IPR

This module presents tips and strategies to protect know how and Intellectual property rights in research contracts and collaborative projects.

 

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 and you will receive notice by email).  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.

For each one-day workshop you will receive in advance an email to register for attendance

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 37 and 48 the result is B, between 30 and 36 the result is C.

All results will be provided at the end of the ten workshops.


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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
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Area Servizi ICT
26/01/2020