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Notice for Ph.D. candidates
USEK Doctoral College is organizing during the spring semester 202120:

A 3-credit seminar (DOC814) entitled Research, Methods and Literature Review that will be delivered in English language.


The main purpose of this course is to provide advanced comprehensive understanding of the diverse research methods used in the Human & Social Sciences, and to convey the necessary practical skills required for their application. Students will gain an overview of research intent and design, methodology and technique for conducting meaningful inquiry and research. (See attached Syllabus)

Instructor and schedules:
Dr. Charbel Salloum;
From Tuesday, March 9 till Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., CRN: 22459, online via Microsoft Teams.

Sessions will be distributed as follows:
Tuesday 9, Thursday 11, Tuesday 16, Thursday 18, Tuesday 23, Thursday 25, March 2021.

A 3-credit seminar (DOC794) entitled La réalité sociale et sa construction, that will be delivered in French language.


Based on the fact that the founding element of experiencing reality is the intentionality (from the Latin, intentio: the application of the mind to the object) which originally presides therein, the seminar will present, according to the phenomenological perspective, its role in the construction of sense and its evolution with regard to the image of oneself as well as to the approach to otherness. The following notions will be more particularly apprehended: the ego-environment relation, the intentionality, the position towards the world, the need to model the ego, the different types of personalities and the means to increase the negentropy. (See attached Syllabus)

Instructor and schedules:
Prof. Nicole Saliba-Chalhoub;
From Monday, February 1st till Friday, February 22, 2021; CRN: 22458; Online Asynchronous Seminar.
A first synchronous session will be held on Monday, February 1st, 2021, at 5:00 pm, on Microsoft Teams platform.

A 3-credit seminar (STC720) entitled Scientists and Engineers Entrepreneurship, that will be delivered in English language.


The objectives of this seminar are to introduce to the scientists and to the engineers the process of innovation, generation and protection of intellectual property, technology transfer and commercialization of inventions.

This course starts by introducing students to the concept of entrepreneurship and to the ecosystem that supports and funds entrepreneurs. It simulates the challenges that a startup faces during the different stages of its life-cycle. The second half of the course is focusing on generating a business plan needs a methodological approach that provides students with a road map to follow to create new business ideas or develop existing ones. As most businesses seek financial sources, it helps students and future entrepreneurs to introduce potential investors to business opportunities.

Finally, the third part will shed the light on examples of biotech startups and businesses.

Instructor and schedules:
To be defined later.

Registration for the Doctoral College seminars could be done online from January 13 till January 15, 2021 or via the administration of the Doctoral College (codoc@usek.edu.lb) after the settlement of the first payment.
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