Six Arqus PhD students participate in the first Multidisciplinary and International Summer School for doctoral students at Vilnius University
|27 Jun 2023
|27 Jun 2023
Six Arqus PhD students from the Universities of Graz, Lyon 1, Wroclaw, and the associate partner National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy have participated in the first Multidisciplinary and International Summer School for doctoral students held by Vilnius University (VU) from 19th to 22nd June 2023.
The event featured lectures and workshops based on three general skills modules covering research integrity, scientific writing and publishing, and science communication and dissemination, with a focus on raising the researcher’s profile, internationalization, and visibility.
During these sessions, participants also discussed the importance of academic ethics, principles, and norms, and improved their academic writing and scientific communication skills. Lectures and seminars were conducted by foreign and Lithuanian lecturers from Arqus partner universities.
Dr Gayannee Kedia from the University of Graz gave lectures on academic literacy and publishing. She conducts research in the fields of social psychology and neuroscience. Assoc. Prof. Dr Jolanta Šinkūnienė focused on science communication and dissemination. She is a linguist, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Philology of Vilnius University. Her research interests are semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, textual linguistics, interlingual and interdisciplinary features of scientific texts, scientific publishing and peer-review processes, scientific evaluation, and construction of scientific identity.
The Summer School program also involved cultural and educational activities. Participants got acquainted with the collections of the Botanical Garden, visited VU Central Palace, discussed the possibilities of cooperation in the VU faculties, had a tour of Vilnius Old Town, and had the opportunity to visit Trakai.
Doctoral students who participated in the entire program received 3 ECTS for the modules they attended.
The news has been written by the team of the Communications and Marketing Department at Vilnius University.