Seminars for doctoral supervisors

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The role of doctoral supervisor involves exchanging experiences with colleagues. The thematic seminarsprovide KI supervisors with a forum for competence development and regular opportunities to meet colleagues in a similar situation.

These seminars allow participants to discuss matters and exchange experiences relating to their supervisory role and to keep themselves updated on the latest news connected to doctoral education. The seminar programme varies; sometimes we invite speakers to share their own experiences as supervisors, or experts to hold talks on particular issues. The aims are to help participants understand their own position as supervisors and to inspire and encourage them to find their own ways of dealing with the challenges that the role brings.


Seminars spring 2018


Avoiding Plagiarism and predatory publishers

Date: March 15th at Campus Solna, 11.30 - 13.00

Lecturer Henrik Schmidt, University Library (KIB), KI

This lunch seminar will discuss two things. First, a plagiarism detection tool called iThenticate. Every thesis at KI are uploaded in to iThenticate and a report are sent to the Examination Board. Many journals are also using plagiarism this detection software. We will show you how the system works, how to upload a document and basic things about interpreting the report. Secondly we will discuss the phenomena of predatory publisher and put it into the context of choosing a journal to publish in.

The seminar is held in English.

Seminar: March 15th, 11.30-13.00 at KI campus Solna
Lecturer: Henrik Schmidt, University Library (KIB), KI
Venue: 216
Address: Floor 2 at Retzius väg 13

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Preventing and dealing with conflicts in Doctoral Education

Date: April 10th, 2018, 11.30 - 13.00

Lecturer: Robert Harris, Professor Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap (CNS), Central Director of Doctoral Studies, KI

Are you scared of conflicts?
Do you pretend they don't occur and will go away as long as you don't see?

Situations of conflict within the workplace are unavoidable, and within doctoral education are considered to be common among PhD students, between PhD students and their supervisors, as well as between supervisors. Conflict situations cannot be escaped from, however hard you choose to avoid them.



There is thus a necessity to learn how to recognize conflict, to understand the nature of the conflict, and to be able to resolve the conflict in an efficiently and fair manner.
Join KI Central Director of Doctoral Studies Bob Harris for a discussion and tips.

The seminar is held in English.

Seminar: April 10th, 11.30-13.00 at KI campus Flemingsberg
Lecturer: Robert Harris, Professor Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap (CNS), Central Director of Doctoral Studies, KI
Venue: S 103
Address: Alfred Nobels allé 23, Huddinge/ Flemingsberg

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Elisabet Lindgren

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 836 38
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