Doctoral School 15th anniversary
The EPFL Doctoral School celebrated its 15th anniversary on July 4!
The EPFL Doctoral School, launched in 2003, now counts 21 multidisciplinary programs and over 5,500 alumni worldwide.
The EPFL President, the Vice-Presidents for Research and for Education and the representatives of the Doctoral School would like to thank you warmly for your participation to this 15th anniversary.
We were happy to be able to meet you during this day of exchanges and sharing, and hope that the event was up to your expectations.
We would like to thank in particular our speakers who responded to our invitation despite a very busy schedule. Their interventions were enormously appreciated by the audience and contributed greatly to the success of this event.
Below are the presentations:
- Prof Philip John Binning, Senior Vice President, Dean of Graduate Studies and International Affairs at DTU: Supervising a three year PhD: Reflections on the DTU implementation of the Bologna EU PhD (PDF)
- Prof Liezel Frick, Director of the Centre for Higher and Adult Education at Stellebosch University: Towards innovation: Pedagogical perspectives on developing creativity in doctoral education (PDF)
- Prof Pierre Vandergheynst, Vice President for Education at EPFL: Doctoral Ed @EPFL: Future Developments (PDF)
- Prof Carl Wieman, Stanford University, Nobel Prize winner in physics: Taking a Scientific Approach to Science and Engineering Education (PDF)
Symposium on PhD supervision
9:00am – Opening by Pierre Vandergheynst, Vice-President for Education, EPFL
9:10am – Lecture by Philip John Binning, Senior Vice-President, Dean of Graduate Studies and International Affairs, DTU: “Supervising a three year PhD: Reflections on the DTU implementation of the Bologna EU PHD”
10:10am – Coffe break at “Le Giacometti”
10:40am – Lecture by Liezel Frick, Director of the Centre for Higher and Adult Education, Stellenbosch University: “Towards innovation: Pedagogical perspectives on developing creativity in doctoral education”
11:40am – Lecture by Pierre Vandergheynst, VPE: “EPFL Doctoral School: Future developments”
Doctoral School 15th anniversary celebration
12:20pm – Opening by Pierre Vandergheynst, EPFL Vice-President for Education & Andreas Mortensen, EPFL Vice-President for Research
12:30pm – Lecture by Carl Wieman, Professor, Stanford University, Nobel Prize winner in physics: “Taking a Scientific Approach to Science and Engineering Education” (abstract)
1:30-3:00pm – Closing aperitif at SV Hall
Date: July 4th, 2019
Venue: EPFL, Room SG 1138
Event upon registration
Prof. Pierre Vandergheynst
Vice-President for Education
Prof. Philipp John Binning
Senior Vice-President, Dean of Graduate Studies and International Affairs
DTU, Technical University of Denmark
Prof. B. Liezel Frick
Director of Centre for Higher and Adult Education
Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Prof. Andreas Mortensen
Vice-President for Research
Prof. Carl Wieman
Nobel Prize winner in physics for his work on Bose-Einstein condensates (2001), physics professor
Stanford University, USA
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