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The PhD Academy of VSB-TUO provides a comprehensive system of education for researchers. 

We place an emphasis on:

  • the development of scientific performance,
  • career development.

We offer a wide range of courses in:

  • scientometrics and publishing (scientific databases, bibliometrics, citations, creation of professional texts, impact monitoring), basics of scientific work (working with data, ethics of scientific work, social research methodology)
  • project management (project calls, preparation of project proposals, project management in English)
  • intellectual property protection,
  • soft skills (presentation, communication and teaching skills)

The lectures will be conducted by:

  • lecturers from VSB-TUO,
  • experts from selected scientific workplaces within the Czech Republic,
  • international lecturers and experts.

The courses are complemented by a system of support services including:

  • the University International Office
    • comprehensive advice on study stays abroad - applications, documents, before departure, after return,
    • support and promotion of study stays abroad: regular informal discussion meetings with students,
    • online consultations,
    • financial support for student mobility,
    • the International Contact Point - a dedicated care centre providing information and assistance for international students,
    • active involvement in the U!REKA alliance of European universities.
  • supporting activities from the Central Library of VSB-TUO
    • creation of a doctoral section on the Central Library’s blog,
    • development of the science and research support section on the Central Library’s website,
    • acquisition of literature for scientific writing.
  • support services for students with special needs
    • social integration of students with special needs and specific learning difficulties,
    • supporting the integration of PhD students with special needs and specific learning disabilities into academic life.
  • the “INFO DAY” event
    • informal discussion meetings about goals, plans and expectations in connection with the establishment of the PhD Academy of VSB-TUO.
  • organisation of student events and competitions
  • a counselling centre

The courses are held in Czech and English and a certificate is awarded upon successful completion. There is also the possibility of obtaining dissertation seminar credits.