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The Doctorials of December 2018
The Doctoral College is planning to organize Doctorials for one or two days in December 2018. These days will be dedicated to PhD students, including those working in joint supervision and directorship of their thesis, in the middle or towards the end of their postgraduate studies, as they will be able to submit their scientific research in part as papers, or to report on the progress of their work.

The Doctorials simultaneously allow for adhering to the Lebanese ministerial decree, which governs PhD studies and which sets the publication of two scientific works as one of the conditions to earn a PhD. The contributions, no longer than 20 minutes, will take the shape of successive thematic sessions followed by debates. The papers of PhD students will be published within the Proceedings of Doctorials 2018-2019 by PUSEK Publications.

PhD students will be able, during these days, to display posters representing their scientific works, a soft copy of which should be sent to the administration of the Doctoral College for publication.

The Doctorials will entail a three-credit registration. PhD students who wish to register are required to send an abstract of their proposed paper to Mrs. Mireille Bassil-Gebran (administration of the Doctoral College codoc@usek.edu.lb) by Friday July 27, 2018 at the latest. The abstract is to be accompanied by the subject of the thesis, the name of the scientific director concerned, the unit to which the PhD student is affiliated and the date of first registration in the postgraduate studies program.

An e-mail will be sent to students on Wednesday August 8, 2018 to inform them if their presentation has been approved by the scientific committee of the Doctoral College. PhD students whose papers are chosen should send an e-mail to the same address by Monday October 15, 2018 at the latest, providing the full text of their contribution for scheduled publication.

The Doctorials encourage the registration of PhD students from outside USEK who are urged to complete the Quick-Admit procedure with the USEK Admission office.
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USEK Doctoral College is organizing during the fall semester 201910:
A 3-credit seminar (DOC816) entitled Research Time Management, that will be delivered in English language.

This seminar is targeted to assist PhD students to have better self-management and time management skills. It will focus on basic time management concepts and also tools to use for planning from long-term all the way down to daily tasks. (See attached document)

Instructor and schedules:
Mrs. Randa Chidiac;
From Monday, October 8 till Friday, October 19, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., CRN: 15193, Multipurpose Room – USEK Library.

A doctoral cross-curricular seminar entitled “The thesis: a unique project” (DOC803-CRN 12212) to be held on November 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The seminar will be delivered by Professor Christophe Schmitt, Vice-president for Entrepreneurship and Incubation at the University of Lorraine and holder of the “Entreprendre” chair.
The said seminar will be open to all doctoral fields of study and will take place in the Auditorium of Building B.
The objective of the seminar is to show that a thesis can be related to a particular project. From this perspective, it is necessary to explain what is meant by the term project, and to show what types of mechanisms and tools are involved in order to manage it. The seminar will be delivered as a practical training during which PhD students will work on the definition of their project and the means of steering it in a more effective way in order to allow its added value to emerge for the benefit of all concerned societal stakeholders.

Doctoral days entailing a 3-credit registration (DOC793) (See announcement “The Doctorials of December 2018”) and dedicated to doctoral paper contributions that are selected by the Doctoral College Scientific Council and that will be published, at a later stage, within the USEK Doctorials Proceedings 2018.
Schedules:
Thursday, December 13, 2018, CRN 14731, Auditorium of Jean El Hawa – Building H.

Registration for the Doctoral College seminars could be done online from August 22nd till August 24th, 2018 or via the administration of the Doctoral College (codoc@usek.edu.lb) after the settlement of the first payment.
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