The CompSci and dScience PhD candidates meet in a two-day seminar
On December 02-03 2021, CompSci and dScience PhD candidates participated in their first PhD Programme Seminar.
In autumn 2021, CompSci welcomed 14 PhD candidates and dScience 8. This was the first time that the candidates from both projects had the opportunity to meet outside the campus since they started at the University of Oslo (UiO).
During the first day of the seminar, Linda Westgaard and Ilan Villanger, advisers connected to the studies section and ForVei, facilitated the diversity icebreaker. Professor Anders Malthe-Sørenssen, the project leader of CompSci and leader of the Center for Computing in Science Education (CCSE), welcomed everybody and presented the CompSci training programme. Morten Dæhlen, the centre leader of dScience, and Cecilie Linea Ellefsen, the administrative coordinator of dScience, gave an introduction to the dScience project and its activities. Dr. Jessica Lönn-Stensrud and Dr. Matthew Good gave a brief overview of some of the resources and tools available to all the PhD candidates at UiO (University of Oslo Library). To conclude, Marianne Fuglestrand, career advisor at UiO (The Career Services at UiO), helped the doctoral research fellows describe their skills and competences and check if their career prospects are in line with their own values.
After the talks, all the attendees had the opportunity to relax and enjoy the evening.
During the second day of the seminar, Sølvi Haavik, adviser at the studies section at MN Faculty, talked about cross-cultural communication taking into consideration all the countries where the participants were from. It followed a session of professional inspiration with talks from Professor Marianne Fyhn, Associate Professor Petter Nielsen and doctoral research fellow Titus Casademont. To conclude the seminar, Ilan and Linda talked about how to give and receive feedback and what you need most for succeeding.