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  • During the course of this derby, you will learn how to explain your research in a simple and effective way, whether it be through writing, public speaking, or recording a video. Not convinced? Also bear in mind that your family, neighbors, and non-academic peers will be grateful to finally understand what your research is actually about!”

  • What? 
    A global movement where people share stories of professional failure. This edition will focus on failures of researchers and what we can learn from it. They will tell their story in 7 minutes 
    using 10 images. 

  • What is OA?

    Open Access (OA) is the immediate, online, free availability of research outputs.

  • EU-CHINA Conference and Workshop

    The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) welcomed more than 100 European and Chinese participants for the EU-CHINA DOC Conference and Workshop on European Doctoral Education and EU-China Dialogue and Cooperation in Doctoral Education. 

  • Both for participants looking to continue their career path in academia or those who want to explore career possibilities in the public or private sector  this workshop will provide you with the necessary tools to draft an attractive CV which will draw the attention of recruiters.


  • On Friday May 31st, 2013 the 2nd edition of the VUB PhD Research Day took place. This tri-annual event offers our PhD researchers the opportunity to meet and to present their project to the entire VUB community. We are glad to announce that the event was even more successful than the first edition in 2010!