PhD skills development courses and events

Here you will find an overview of PhD skills development courses and other events related to the PhD education at the University of Stavanger.

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About the PhD skills development courses

In addition to subject-specific courses, UiS offers training aimed at the development of personal and professional skills that are useful in a future working life, whether it is in or outside academia.

Most of the courses are held on a half-yearly or yearly basis, whereas others can be one-time courses. Annoucements for upcoming courses can also be found on our Intranet. As a general rule, the courses are only open for PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows affiliated with the University of Stavanger, who will receive information about the courses via e-mail.

Disputation for Andres Motta

Tue. 07.02.2023


Arne Rettedals hus

PhD Skills Course: Time and stress management

Tue. 21.02.2023


Arne Rettedals hus
AR G-202 (60)

PhD Skills Course: On Stage - voice, body, language and nerves

Tue. 14.03 09:00

wed. 15.03 12:30

Arne Rettedalshus

PhD skills course: Presenting Science Visually

Tue. 09.05.2023


Arne Rettedalshus
Course schedule fall 2023

Turbocharge your writing, 17 January

Career planning and development, 25 January

TIme and Stress Management, 21 February

On Stage - voice, body, language and nerves, 14 - 15 March

Presenting Science Visually, 9 May

How to plan your PhD, 8 June

Smart-ER Online Training Programme
ECIU SMART-ER University logo.

The aim of Smart-ER Online PhD Training Programme is to train PhD researchers with the skills needed to face an unpredictable and changeable future. These courses are offered to PhD candidates at universities affiliated with ECIU.

Kindly note that if you want the course credits to be included in your required coursework, it has to be approved by the faculty’s doctoral committee/research school prior to the implementation of the course.

Read more about Smart-ER.

Courses spring 2023:

PhD on Track

A web resource aimed at early career researchers.