Special activities

Last changed: 19 November 2021

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SILVA Innovation seminar 2021, November 29-30

Organisers: The research school Silva and SLU Holding

Program

Monday 29/11

08.45-08.50  Welcome (Navinder Singh and Dimitris Athanassiadis)

08.50-9.00  Introduction (Göran Ståhl, Dean, The Faculty of Forest Sciences, SLU)

9.00-10.00  Why is innovation and an entrepreneurial mindset good in both research, as employed  and when starting your own business? (Maria Klintenäs, Business and innovation advisor, SLU Holding)

10.00-10.30  Coffee break + mingle and questions

10.30-12.00  IPR in general (Maria Klintenäs)

12.00-13.00  Lunch + mingle and questions

13.00-14.00  Research the legal side (Henrik Leffler, Legal Counsel SLU)

  • Intellectual property rights of academic staff/Lärarundantaget
  • Secondary employments/Bisysslor
  • Agreements
    • Collaboration research/Samverkansforskning
    • Consortium Agreement
    • Contract research/Uppdragsforskning
    • Non disclosure agreement/Sekretessavtal
    • Memorandum of understanding or Letter of intent
  • IPR in relation to above

14.00-14.30  The innovation support system in Umeå (Maria Klintenäs)

14.30-15.00   Coffee break and possible visit by Student StarUp Hub or other innovation support   organization working with students

Tuesday 30/11

08.30-10.00  Design thinking workshop (Niclas Östlund, Business developer, Green Innovation Park,  SLU Holding)

10.00-10.30  Coffee break + mingle and questions

10.30-12.00  Design thinking workshop (Niclas Östlund) continue

12.00-13.00  Lunch + mingle and questions

Register for the seminar at silva@slu.se. Last date for registration is November 15 2021.
Workshop leader: Navinder Singh (silva@slu.se)

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PhD Thesis Presentation and Defence Seminar

SILVA - Faculty of Forest Science Research School

November 15, 2021, 09:00 AM -12:00 PM

Lecturers:  Dr. Göran Spong & Dr. Navinder J Singh

Presenting the PhD thesis and its defence is the final stage of the doctoral studies. The thesis summary presentation and tactics during the defence are intended to highlight your knowledge, skills, maturity, growth and innovative abilities, after four years of full time work. Some PhD-students find this final part challenging and express a need for advice on this process. This seminar will provide you guidance on how to approach the thesis defence and practical tips about the summary presentations.

The seminar will also have ample time for questions and answers about the thesis defence. It is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about the doctoral thesis presentation and defence, regardless of research area or faculty.

This seminar is open for all PhD students.

Venue: Bokskogen (Inside Library, Umeå campus) along with the digital seminar option.

Lecturers – Dr. Göran Spong & Dr. Navinder J Singh.

Please confirm your participation by 2021-11-10 to navinder.singh@slu.se

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SILVA career workshop 2021

October 14 at 09.00 AM ~ 03.30 PM

Organisers: The research school SilvaSLU career and SLU Alumni.

Program

09:00 – 09:15: Welcome and short information by the SILVA research school. Dimitris Athanassiadis, SILVA Research school
09:15 – 10:00: The academic career within SLU, EU charter and code, HRS4R. Maria Bergling, HR unit
Short coffee break
10:15 – 11.00: Building your CV and writing skills to win future research funding. Caroline Grabbe, Grants Office
SLU Career: Supporting students to develop and manage their careers
11:15 – 12:00: Discussion on the above points and some short exercise (Break out rooms)
12:00 - 13:00: Lunch break
13:00 - 14:00: Karin Fällman Lillqvist, Skogssällskapet; SLU alumn that defended her thesis in 2006 and has been working outside of academia since then.
SLU Alumni: A life-long network
Short coffee break
14:30 - 15:30: Labor market for PhDs within the forest (green) sector. Marita Teräs, Naturvetarna
15:30 Summary and closing

Register for the workshop at silva@slu.se. Last date for registration is October 7 2021.

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SILVA seminar series on career development and opportunities outside of academia

September 22, 2021 at 10.00 AM - 12.00 PM

Guest: Forestry Research Institute of Sweden (Skogforsk)

The research school Silva will organize digital seminars with organizations outside academia that offer career and networking opportunities for early career PhD degree holders.

In this first seminar we will host the Forestry Research Institute of Sweden (Skogforsk). Researchers from Skogforsk will discuss career opportunities at Skogforsk, skills that are valued during the employment process and how the work market at Skogforsk looks like for the coming years.

Please register to the event by sending an email to: silva@slu.se by September 12th. If you have any specific questions to Skogforsk please include them in the registration email. If you have any suggestion of any other organizations that you want us to invite for a similar presentation please do not hesitate to tell us.

 

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Thesis Summary Writing and Presentation Seminar
SILVA - Faculty of Forest Science Research School
September 15, 2021, 09:00 AM -12:00 PM
Lecturers: Navinder J Singh & Göran Spong

Venue: Umeå (Utsikten)/ZOOM

Writing the thesis summary – often referred to as the “kappa” – is the final phase of the doctoral studies. This summary is intended to describe four years of full time work and the individual studies that comprise the doctoral thesis. Some PhD-students find this final part challenging and express a need for advice on the writing process. This seminar will give an overview of the thesis summary with an emphasis on the composite thesis (collection of articles and a summary).

The seminar will go through the guidelines of SLU, describe the various headings that can be included, offer recommendations on the writing process, convey some examples of thesis summaries, and present some practical advice how to approach this final phase. The seminar will also provide ample time for questions and answers about writing the thesis summary. It is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about writing the thesis summary, regardless of research area or faculty.
This seminar is open for all PhD students.

Please confirm your participation by 2021-09-10 to navinder.singh@slu.se

 

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PhD student days 2021 at the Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology (SBT)

On May 18, 2021 the PhD students at SBT presented their projects and socialise.

Concept: Each PhD-student is given 8 minutes to present something interesting from his/her project – it could be e.g. study design, experimental set-up, analysis, results etc of specific studies or to present the whole picture. After the presentation  the audience is given the opportunity to ask questions, or comment. For more information