Educational Activities

Actividades formativas

 Research seminars

 Participation at conferences in Spain and abroad

 Interdisciplinary seminars and inter-school seminars

 Complementary education activities for research

 Mobility periods

 Participation in innovation in teaching projects

 Publications in national and international journals

 Attendance at other seminars and conferences organized by other programs of the University Doctoral School and research centers

 Sessions on innovation in education for trainee research personnel

 See a more detailed description of these activities

BASIC DATA Nº OF HOURS    20

This course aims to provide basic training on the University of Navarra’s scientific and educational project, following relevant questions in the current scientific and cultural context. This comprises a cycle of sessions given by different University teachers from very different areas. It aims to encourage interdisciplinary thinking and dialogue.

By bringing together teachers and PhD students from different areas:

 students are aware of the challenges arising in other research areas;

 they become familiar with the common framework for their work and the University project as a whole;

 they get a more precise, broader view of the institution where they are working;

 they have a positive, stimulating chance to connect different fields of knowledge.

This is a compulsory activity that all students must pass it if they cannot prove equivalent training.

Its planning and structure have considered full-time and part-time student dedication:

 Full-time students will usually take this course in their first study year.

 Part-time students can take it during the first two years.

The University of Navarra Core Curriculum Institute provides information on its website regarding the course calendar and planning.

Skills related to this activity: It mainly develops CB14, CA02 and CA06 skills.

 CONTROL PROCEDURES

The Core Curriculum Institute oversees organisation and checks attendance. When students register, they are notified that this course is compulsory.

As this is a regulated course, students should formalise their registration in the General Offices, and their score for this course will appear on their academic record.

This course will be included in the student’s activity record.

MOBILITY ACTIONS

Not applicable to this activity.

 BASIC DATA Nº OF HOURS  0

 

Attending and active participation in national or international conferences will be encouraged, particularly giving presentations or presenting posters.

The number of hours depends on the type of Conference and the number of conferences attended by the PhD student. Consequently, there is no set number of hours for it (0 hours by default).

The planning and structure have considered the student’s full-time or part-time dedication:

 Full-time students are recommended to attend and participate in at least two of these scientific events, preferably from their third year onwards in the Doctoral Program.

 Part-time students are recommended to attend and participate actively in some of these scientific events when their dissertation project has made enough progress and their schedule permits it.

Skills related to this activity:

This will mainly develop the CB13, CB14, CB15, CB16, CA02, CA04, CA05, CA06 and CE02 skills.

Participation in Conferences will also help students gain specific skills that are relevant to their corresponding line of research.

CONTROL PROCEDURES

Each PhD student will have a training activity document, as an individualised record, that will be reviewed on a regular basis by the dissertation supervisor and assessed by the academic committee in charge of the Doctoral Program. The student will request written proof of their attendance at the conferences that will be used as a credential document.

MOBILITY ACTIONS

This involves a variety of actions, responding to public mobility tenders and facilitating funding as far as possible to take part in the area’s main congresses. Students will be encouraged to apply for travel grants or scholarships to attend these scientific meetings.

BASIC DATA Nº OF HOURS  10

Monthly sessions organised for teachers and students to present their research results. This will be followed by a joint discussion.

Its planning and structure have considered full-time and part-time student dedication. This is an optional activity, although full-time students are heartily recommended to attend these sessions.

Students will be notified about where and when they will be held with prior notice via the usual channels.

Skills related to this activity:

This will mainly develop the CB13, CB14, CB15, CB16, CA04, CA05, CA06, CE01 and CE02 skills.

CONTROL PROCEDURES

Each PhD student will have a training activity document, as an individualised record, that will be reviewed on a regular basis by the dissertation supervisor and assessed by the academic committee in charge of the Doctoral Program. The student should request written proof of their attendance at seminars that will be used as a credential document.

Attendance signatures will be collected, and checks will be run by the teacher overseeing this activity. The number of presentations given by the PhD student will also be certified.

MOBILITY ACTIONS

These Seminars will be attended by and participated in by PhD students, postdoc researchers and foreign professors on a research visit to the University of Navarra.

BASIC DATA Nº OF HOURS  20

 

The Doctoral School organises general interest sessions for students.

 Presentation of doctoral program studies and the Research Personnel in Training (recommended for the 1st year of the doctoral dissertation).

 Services and basic resources of the researchers’ library (recommended for the 1st year of the doctoral dissertation).

 Course on management and use of scientific information (recommended from the 2nd year of the doctoral dissertation onwards).

 Course on the use of specialised bibliographical information sources (recommended for the 1st year of the doctoral dissertation).

 How to publish in high quality scientific journals (recommended from the 2nd year of the doctoral dissertation onwards).

 General training course focussed on teaching (recommended from the 2nd year of the doctoral dissertation onwards).

 Course on researcher assessment processes (recommended for the 3rd year of the doctoral dissertation).

 Course on protecting research results and transferring technology (recommended from the 2nd year of the doctoral dissertation onwards).

 Scientific research dissemination. Open access (recommended from the 2nd year of the doctoral dissertation onwards).

This activity will help PhD students gain general basic skills 1 and 8 plus specific skill 1.

As a result of this activity, the student will have learnt to use documentary sources and useful new technology for research.

Participation in courses given by the Institute of Modern Languages will be particularly appreciated. This is not compulsory, but it will be considered in the annual assessment of the research activity.

Participation will also be appreciated in courses given by the Educational Innovation Service to improve teaching and research. It is not compulsory, but each student will produce a training plan with their dissertation supervisor. The assessment will be based on this plan.

These activities do not apply to part-time students although a specific plan might be drawn up regarding language studies.

CONTROL PROCEDURES

Each PhD student will have a training activities document, as an individualised control record, that will be reviewed on a regular basis by the dissertation supervisor and assessed by the academic committee overseeing the Doctoral Program. The student will receive written proof of their attendance at each training session that will be used as a credential document.

MOBILITY ACTIONS

Mobility actions are not considered in this case.

BASIC DATA Nº OF HOURS  500

The Doctoral Program in Education will encourage research visits lasting at least 3 consecutive months at benchmark Universities or Research Centres, to help students complete their training there and develop part of their Dissertation. They can also obtain the International PhD qualification.

The planning and structure have considered the student’s full-time or part-time dedication:

 Full-time students who wish to take the International PhD qualification should visit a benchmark University or Research Centre for at least 3 consecutive months (although it is recommended that the stay should last 4 to 6 months), preferably from the third year of their enrolment in the Doctoral Program onwards.

 Part-time students who wish to take the International PhD qualification should visit a benchmark University or Research Centre for at least 3 consecutive months, preferably from the fourth year of their Doctoral Program onwards.

These research visits can take place at prestigious institutions that have signed partnership agreements. In addition, they can take place at other institutions with which the Program teachers maintain working relationships. In these cases, they will be encouraged to sign the corresponding agreements.

To finance these research visits, the PhD students will apply for pre-doctoral public mobility grants. Funding can also come from the entries assigned for research project mobility, bank grants, from the European Union and other international organisations.

In turn, the Friends of the University of Navarra, Inc. provides a set of grants to fund foreign visits.

Students can also embark on shorter visits, with specific goals, such as acquiring knowledge and skills required to work on their doctoral dissertation.

Skills related to this activity:

It mainly develops the CB11, CB13, CB14, CB15, CB16,CA03, CA04, CA05 and CA06, CE01 and CE02 skills.

CONTROL PROCEDURES

The PhD student should fill in the documents required to request the visit with clearance from their Dissertation Supervisor, to obtain approval from the Doctoral Program Academic Committee and the School’s Board of Management. After the foreign research visit, the student should present an assessment report, endorsed by the host centre.

Each PhD student will have a training activity document, as an individualised record, that will be reviewed on a regular basis by the dissertation supervisor and assessed by the academic committee in charge of the Doctoral Program. The student will request written proof of their stay that will be used as a credential document.

MOBILITY ACTIONS

The PhD Academic Committee, the School Board of Management and the Doctoral School will oversee drawing up the necessary agreements to facilitate PhD student visits to foreign schools. Information will also be provided on grants and programs that can fund these visits. The Program Coordinator will guide students that wish to obtain the International PhD and will advise them on seeking funding.

BASIC DATA Nº OF HOURS  0

Participation in university teaching innovation projects is not compulsory but it will be considered in the annual assessment of PhD students’ work.

This offers PhD students the opportunity to begin university teaching, guided by their supervisor or by a professor who agrees to work with the student, giving a particular subject together.

Part time students who combine dedication to their dissertation with work at other Universities (the majority are in this situation) can focus a teaching innovation project on the subject that they are giving. The report that they present will be subsequently assessed.

There are calls for this type of project at the University of Navarra and PhD students can take part in them. The Educational Innovation Service participates in this aspect.

CONTROL PROCEDURES

The assessment is carried out by means of a Final Report on the aforementioned projects. This activity will be promoted from the Doctoral School and will be included in the student activity record. 

MOBILITY ACTIONS

Mobility actions are not considered in this case.

BASIC DATA Nº OF HOURS 20

Whilst writing their doctoral dissertation, the PhD student will take their first steps in publishing scientific papers. This is recommended for the third and fourth year of their studies, but it can be started beforehand if their dissertation project is sufficiently far ahead.

The assessment will depend on the impact of the publications. The number of hours will, logically, depend on the number of papers. However, all students should produce at least one publication before handing in their Dissertation. It might be a book chapter or an article, although it is recommended to publish in national and international indexed journals.

The planning and structure have considered the student’s full-time or part-time dedication:

 Full-time students are asked to have one or more scientific papers published or accepted, preferably from the third year of their enrolment in the Doctoral Program onwards.

 Part-time students are asked to have one or more scientific papers published or accepted, when their dissertation project is sufficiently far ahead.

Skills related to this activity:

This mainly develops the CB11, CB13, CB14, CB15, CB16, CA04, CA06, and CE02 skills.

CONTROL PROCEDURES

Each PhD student will have a training activity document, as an individualised record, that will be reviewed on a regular basis by the dissertation supervisor and assessed by the academic committee in charge of the Doctoral Program.

The PhD student will provide their publications or the acceptance letter to the Program Academic Committee so it can appear in their activity record.

 MOBILITY ACTIONS

Mobility actions are not considered in this case.

BASIC DATA Nº OF HOURS  0

Depending on their interests and needs, the students can attend sessions organised by other Programs or by the University of Navarra Doctoral School.

The number of hours depends on the conferences or seminars that the student attends. Consequently, the number of hours has not been set (0 hours by default).

The planning and structure have considered the student’s full-time or part-time dedication. This is a voluntary activity that is open to all PhD students.

Students will be informed about where and when these seminars or sessions will be held with prior notice via the usual channels.

Skills related to this activity:

This mainly develops the CB15, CB16, CA04, CA05, CA06 and CE02 skills.

CONTROL PROCEDURES

The PhD student should request the attendance certificate and present it to the Program Academic Committee so it can be noted in their work record.

MOBILITY ACTIONS

Not applicable to this activity.