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[Graduate School Advice] 10 Things To Know Before Starting A PhD

[Graduate School Advice] 10 Things To Know Before Starting A PhD | Doctorat et doctorants, PhD and PhDs students | Scoop.it

From a senior PhD student to a starting PhD student, this is the graduate school advice nobody will tall you but that you need to succeed and get your PhD title.We all join graduate school with rainbows and butterfly ideas in our minds. We will cure cancer, do research in interesting topics, learn a lot, oh! the scientific method, meet smart people.

That’s cute.

Guess what? Life as a PhD student is much different.

Here’s what I discovered during my PhD that was totally different from what I had imagined. This is my graduate school advice for new PhD students. (...) - By Julio Peironcely, NextScientist, September 6, 2012 

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[US] PhD programmes: Doctorate deluge

[US] PhD programmes: Doctorate deluge | Doctorat et doctorants, PhD and PhDs students | Scoop.it

US PhD awards hit record high.


S higher-education institutions awarded a total of 55,006 research doctoral degrees in 2015, the highest number since the US National Science Foundation launched its annual Survey of Earned Doctorates in 1957. Three-quarters of those degrees were in science and engineering. (...) - Nature 547, 483 (2017)

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Staying on top of stress as a PhD student

Staying on top of stress as a PhD student | Doctorat et doctorants, PhD and PhDs students | Scoop.it

Stress levels can be high during a PhD, sometimes leading to mental health issues. PhD student and psychology expert, Daniela Seucan tells us how to read the warning signs and beat the blues. (...) - Medium, by Daniela Seucan on Sparrho, July 4 2017

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Embaucher un doctorant en collectivité, en bénéficiant d'une subvention, c'est possible !

Embaucher un doctorant en collectivité, en bénéficiant d'une subvention, c'est possible ! | Doctorat et doctorants, PhD and PhDs students | Scoop.it

Les Conventions industrielles de formation par la recherche (Cifre), ne sont pas réservées aux entreprises et aux sciences dures. Les collectivités peuvent aussi bénéficier de cette subvention de 14 000 euros par an sur trois ans pour confier à un thésard un sujet de recherche qui répondra à certaines de leurs interrogations, notamment sur l'évolution de leur rôle et de leur environnement. (...) - La Gazette des communes, par Claire Chevrier, 20/06/2017

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PhD Defenses around the World: a Defense in Chemistry from Canada

PhD Defenses around the World: a Defense in Chemistry from Canada | Doctorat et doctorants, PhD and PhDs students | Scoop.it

Today, I am inviting Dr. Monica Gill to discuss her PhD Defense for the "PhD Defenses around the World". Dr. Gill grew up in Prince Edward Island, Canada's smallest province. She studied chemistry at the University of Prince Edward Island and earned a BSc in 2002 and a MSc in 2005. She then worked as a research scientist at BioVectra Inc. in Charlottetown, PEI. In 2008, she moved to Ottawa to return to school and pursue a PhD in organic chemistry at Carleton University. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship, in collaboration with BASF, in the same department. She is currently applying for academic positions and hopes to establish her own research group. (...) - PhD Talk, by Monica Gill, June 6, 2017

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[Sweden] Foreign PhD candidates in battle against bureaucracy

The Swedish Association of University Teachers and Researchers, or SULF, is now asking international doctoral candidates in Sweden to report if they have been treated unfairly by the Swedish Migration Agency.  (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 26 May 2017 Issue No:461
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PhD Depression (or just the blues?)

PhD Depression (or just the blues?) | Doctorat et doctorants, PhD and PhDs students | Scoop.it

While many people will suffer 'the blues' during the PhD, in some cases the problem is more serious and can lead to or trigger clinical depression. In those cases, all the practical advice in the world won't help and you need to seek medical attention. If you are worried about how you feel, and nothing… (...) - The Thesis Whisperer, May 17 2017

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Les références bibliographiques : choisir et lire efficacement

Les références bibliographiques : choisir et lire efficacement | Doctorat et doctorants, PhD and PhDs students | Scoop.it

Écrire une thèse ou un mémoire c'est aussi lire beaucoup, pour composer une bibliographie solide. Comment choisir ses références et lire efficacement ? (...) - Réussir sa thèse, par Emilie Doré, 15/05/2017

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[Italy] Finalmente #ricercaèlavoro! La DIS-COLL per assegnisti e dottorandi con borsa è legge |

[Italy] Finalmente #ricercaèlavoro! La DIS-COLL per assegnisti e dottorandi con borsa è legge | | Doctorat et doctorants, PhD and PhDs students | Scoop.it

Il Senato della Repubblica ha appena approvato, a larga maggioranza, la legge sul lavoro autonomo non imprenditoriale. Con questo voto la DIS-COLL, l'indennità di disoccupazione per i titolari di contratti di collaborazione, diventa finalmente strutturale, e viene definitivamente estesa ad assegnisti di ricerca e dottorandi borsisti. La giornata di oggi segna dunque una grandissima vittoria per tutte le ricercatrici e i ricercatori precari che da anni reclamano il riconoscimento della dignità del proprio lavoro. Il diritto all'indennità di disoccupazione ad assegnisti e dottorandi con borsa il cui contratto termini dopo il 30/06/2017 risponde – seppure parzialmente – alla necessità di protezione sociale per chi lavora in condizioni di precarietà nel settore della ricerca. (...) - ADI - Associazione Dottorandi e Dottori di Ricerca Italiani

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PhD Defenses around the world: a Defense in Medicine from France

PhD Defenses around the world: a Defense in Medicine from France | Doctorat et doctorants, PhD and PhDs students | Scoop.it

Today, I have invited Veronique to share her experiences of her graduate school defenses. She is a medical doctor with two specialties, Oncology and Haematology. She was also trained in molecular biology and microbiology. She worked for 12 years in a public hospital, managing a day care Oncology unit. She is now a consultant in private practice, working mainly in haematological diseases and gynecologic oncology. I defended two thesis, one MD, one PhD.(...) - PhD Talk, April 20, 2017

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To improve Ph.D. completion rates, Australian universities use metrics on their supervisors

To improve Ph.D. completion rates, Australian universities use metrics on their supervisors | Doctorat et doctorants, PhD and PhDs students | Scoop.it

The key may be tracking the performance of those who supervise doctoral students.


Universities can improve their Ph.D. completion rates by using metrics to assess the performance of supervisors, Australian academics say. (...) - Times Higher Education, by Matthew Reisz, April 13, 2017

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[Algeria] Ministry imposes tougher rules on PhD students

[Algeria] Ministry imposes tougher rules on PhD students | Doctorat et doctorants, PhD and PhDs students | Scoop.it
The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has announced strict new rules for doctoral students who fail to submit their theses in the requisite four years after ministry figures revealed that over 1,000 PhD projects were outstanding – some for up to nine years. The rules are part of a broader ministerial initiative aimed at regulating the production of PhD students and raising the quality of postgraduate training.  (...) - University World News, by Laeed Zaghlami07 April 2017 Issue No:454
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PhD Diary: “Working” from Home

PhD Diary: “Working” from Home | Doctorat et doctorants, PhD and PhDs students | Scoop.it

Not all researchers have the luxury of choice, but if you are among the lucky ones, working from home can be a treat and a nice change to your routine. It can also be a complete waste of time, if you’re bad at it like me… (...) - PhD Life, April 5 2017

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Création d'un annuaire national fédéré pour les titulaires d'un doctorat

Création d'un annuaire national fédéré pour les titulaires d'un doctorat | Doctorat et doctorants, PhD and PhDs students | Scoop.it

Dans son rapport, Jérôme Kalfon, conservateur général des bibliothèques, préconise la création d’un annuaire national fédéré et l'attribution d’une adresse mail à vie pour les titulaires d’un doctorat. (...) - ESR : enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr, 30/03/2017

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PHD candidate failed to disclose activist connection in letter attacking science film

A Berkeley University PHD candidate wrote a widely publicized letter attacking the science documentary Food Evolution last month (signed by more than 40 other academics) at the behest of the very groups exposed in the film, without disclosing her connection, emails released on Muckrock.com show. (...) - Medium, by Stephen Neidenbach, July 13 2017

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Vis ma vie: le doctorat

Ou j'explique comment ça se passe pour moi et pour les autres


Même si j’en avais déjà touché un mot dans mon interview, voilà deux ans que je poursuis un doctorat. Et comme c’est un monde que tout le monde ne connaît pas forcément, je vous offre une petite visite guidée. Au programme ? L’avant, le pendant et l’après. Je vais un peu parler de ce que je fais, mais surtout de comment ça fonctionne en tentant de rester général. (...) - Zeste de savoir, 03/07/2017

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PhD Defenses around the world: a defense in Bioinformatics in Belgium

PhD Defenses around the world: a defense in Bioinformatics in Belgium | Doctorat et doctorants, PhD and PhDs students | Scoop.it

Today, I have the pleasure of hosting Paola Masuzzo to discuss her PhD Defense at the Ghent University. Paola is currently a postdoctora (...) - PhD Talk, by Paola Masuzzzo, June 13, 2017

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[East Africa] Calls to boost universities’ PhD science training capacity

Strengthening the capacity of East African universities to train PhD and post-doctoral academics in areas such as human nutritional sciences, agriculture, technology, engineering and mathematics is urgently needed to develop local scientific capacity and help the region to achieve its development goals.  (...) - University World News, by Gilbert Nakweya, 02 June 2017 Issue No:462
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Deux conseils de rédaction aux doctorants

Divers sites donnent des conseils de rédaction aux doctorants. Pour ma part, j’estime qu’il y a une grande diversité de méthodes de travail valables, qui plus est dans une grande (...) - Blog La vie est mal configurée, par David Monniaux, 17/05/2017

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PhD Defenses around the world: A viva in linguistics at Cambridge

PhD Defenses around the world: A viva in linguistics at Cambridge | Doctorat et doctorants, PhD and PhDs students | Scoop.it

Today, I have invited Dr. Alison Edwards to discuss her experience at her viva. Alison is originally from Australia but has lived in Europe since 2005. She is now based in Amsterdam and is the author of English in the Netherlands: Functions, forms and attitudes. She has a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge, an MA in Applied Linguistics and undergraduate degrees in Journalism and German Studies. In addition to her linguistics research, Alison runs a translation and editing business and blogs at www.theroguelinguist.com.(...) - PhD Talk, by Alison Edwards, May 16 2017

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Réforme du doctorat : mettre en œuvre le comité de suivi individuel s'avère "compliqué" (réseau des VP recherche en SHS)

La mise en œuvre du comité de suivi individuel du doctorant, prévu par l’arrêté du 27 mai 2016, s’avère compliquée dans les établissements, à en croire les vice-présidents des six universités SHS qui se sont réunis le 3 mai 2017 à Bordeaux pour échanger sur la réforme du doctorat et sur la question de l’open access. Les responsables de Bordeaux Montaigne, Lyon-II Lumières, Lyon-III Jean-Moulin, Montpellier-III Paul-Valéry, Rennes-II et Toulouse Jean-Jaurès jugent "peu claires" les missions de ce comité. Pour les uns, comme Rennes-II, cette instance a essentiellement un rôle de veille sur le plan déontologique, afin d’éviter tout problème de harcèlement ; pour les autres, le comité doit aussi valider la progression du travail du doctorant. La même diversité d’approches vaut pour l’offre de formation aux doctorants : tantôt à la carte, tantôt sous forme de parcours avec crédits à valider.  (...) - AEF, par Sabine Andrieu, 12/05/2017
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Court challenge to drastic PhD programme cuts at JNU

The implementation of drastic cuts to MPhil and PhD programmes at India’s prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University, or JNU, in New Delhi must now await a final decision by the Delhi High Court, which is hearing a writ petition filed by a group of students challenging the reductions.  (...) - University World News, by Ranjit Devraj 05 May 2017 Issue No:458
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[Sweden] The value of PhDs has shifted but is still disputed

Doctoral education in Sweden took a radical step forward when it switched to a four-year study period and allowed published articles to replace a single thesis, but the value of the doctorate is still disputed by employers. These are the key findings of PhD candidate Erik Joelsson, who defended his thesis on 24 March at the University of Gothenburg (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust,14 April 2017 Issue No:455
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Should you join a dissertation support group?

Should you join a dissertation support group? | Doctorat et doctorants, PhD and PhDs students | Scoop.it

In the seemingly endless struggles with your dissertation, you may think about joining a dissertation support group. Experts in dissertation shepherding often advocate a group. It be excellent for “solace, support and motivation” (Axelrod & Windell, 2012, p. 101) and sharing of information and writing techniques (Grant & Tomal, 2013; Joyner, Rouse, & Glatthorn, 2012; Rockinson-Szapkiw & Spaulding, 2014). The group can also give you much consolation and camaraderie, a welcome environment in which everyone speaks the dissertationese dialect, and a relieving spot for empathetic grousing. When in the group you report on your work and progress, you have to describe it. Your description enables you to hone what you’re writing about and clarify it for yourself and others. In the group too, you learn from members, hear their critiques and (hopefully) accept them gracefully, exchange much information about work habits and university procedures, and often gain a cheering section. (...) - PhD Life, by Noelle Sterne, 2017/04/12

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Reconnaissance du doctorat : "On ne peut pas accepter que la loi ne soit pas respectée" (Jean-Yves Le Déaut)

Reconnaissance du doctorat : "On ne peut pas accepter que la loi ne soit pas respectée" (Jean-Yves Le Déaut) | Doctorat et doctorants, PhD and PhDs students | Scoop.it


La situation de la reconnaissance du doctorat en France est "insupportable", juge le député socialiste Jean-Yves Le Déaut, lors de la présentation du rapport de l’Opecst sur la stratégie nationale de recherche, le 23 février 2017. Depuis la loi de 2013 sur l’enseignement supérieur et la recherche, aucune convention collective de branche n’a intégré le doctorat. Et dans la fonction publique, malgré quelques ouvertures, le député souligne surtout les "manœuvres de retardement", voire les "fins de non-recevoir". "On ne peut pas accepter, dans un pays démocratique, que la loi ne soit pas respectée", déclare-t-il. Le rapport propose donc des mesures plus coercitives : réserver les aides publiques à la R&D (CIR compris) aux seules entreprises dont les branches reconnaissent le doctorat ; conditionner les futurs recrutements des grands corps à la prise en compte du doctorat. (...) - Collectif PAPERA, 06/04/2017


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Un annuaire national pour valoriser le doctorat

Un annuaire national pour valoriser le doctorat | Doctorat et doctorants, PhD and PhDs students | Scoop.it

Annoncée en novembre 2016, la création d'une adresse mail commune aux docteurs de France est en cours de déploiement. Elle sera adossée à un annuaire national, visant à les répertorier tous (...) - EducPros, par Céline Authemayou, 31/03/2017

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