Training activities

The PhD programmes include research training that is both transferrable and specific to the area of each programme and consists of both compulsory and optional activities.

All the activities that the PhD student must complete are recorded in an activities document, but in any case there are compulsory activities that must be completed in the first academic years. It may also include transferrable activities offered by the same university.

Other professional who are not PhD holders may participate in these activities as long as they hold a relevant qualification in the corresponding area.

For this PhD programme the following training activities are scheduled.
 

Mandatory activities:

  • Giving a seminar on the research project
    This activity aims to teach PhD students how to present and discuss their own research findings and also to give them an insight into their colleagues' projects, thus widening the scope of their knowledge.
  • Oral presentations or posters at national or international conferences
    This activity teaches students to write scientific papers, a fundamental tool in disseminating research findings in the field of computer science. Students also learn to present and discuss their findings.
  • Research paper sent to a high-impact scientific journal
    This activity gives further training in writing scientific papers and is complementary to that of conference presentations. Writing for a journal allows students to give a more complete picture of their research than when preparing a conference presentation, as they have to provide an exhaustive review of the state of the art and details of all scientific contributions.

Optional activities:

  • Research stays in public or private centres, at home or abroad
    This activity allows students to work in research groups other than their own, which benefits them both in terms of specific content and methodology. By collaborating with other research teams working in the same field, they can broaden their knowledge of the field.
 

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