PhD Talent Coordination Team

Welcome on the web page of the PhD Talent Coordination Team of the 5 Flemish universities!

 


<<WHAT?>>

  • We help employers connect with PhD Talent
  • We facilitate information exchange within the PhD Talent Network
  • The input of companies and other employers is crucial to stay relevant

 

<<WHY?>>

Our mission is to bridge the gap between academia and the world of work beyond academia by connecting relevant stakeholders 

  • who are committed to encouraging and better facilitating the PhD talent flow to the knowledge economy, as well as to raising awareness about the added value of the PhD degree;
  • who are committed to better aligning the competency-based (transferable skills) training as currently offered by the universities with the expectations of the non-academic labour market, taking into account the contours as specified by the Flemish government;
  • who are committed to instigating different forms of talent connections that unlock and demystify the non-academic labour market.

We want to bridge the gap between academia and the world of work beyond academia by actively reaching out to companies/ organisations/ institutions who are as yet unfamiliar with the added value of the PhD degree

 

<<WHO?>>

The PhD Talent Coordination Team consists of the following coordinators, affiliated with the doctoral schools or career centers of the 5 Flemish universities:

  • Nicole Wedell-von Leupoldt (KU Leuven)
  • Ilse Van Damme (UHasselt)
  • Rosanne Ceuppens (UHasselt)
  • Katrien De Gelder (UGent)
  • Simon Amez (VUB)
  • Anne-Sofie Vanhaeght (VUB)
  • Kristien Daems (UAntwerpen)
  • Lotte De Leeuw (UAntwerpen)
  • Karolien Van Dessel (UAntwerpen)

 

<<OUR SERVICES>>

Download our portfolio here.

We organise/support three types of events:

  • Category I events (Events we organise that you can tap into)
    • Job market for young researchers
    • Job Shadowing
    • PhD Talent Stakeholder meeting
  • Category II events (Events we co-organise with you)
  • Category III events (Events you organise – we communicate)

We created the PhD Talent Pool, a career and job site for all PhD candidates and postdocs of the five Flemish universities and beyond. Employers looking for PhD’s can post their vacances here for free.

We organise a PhD Talent Stakeholder Meeting and a PhD Talent Advisory Board (see below).

You can also book us as speakers.

 

<<PHD TALENT STAKEHOLDER MEETING>>

 

Send us an email if you’re interested in joining us at one of our stakeholder meetings!

 

<<PHD TALENT ADVISORY BOARD>>

  • Exchange between academia and the non-academic labour market regarding PhD talent acquisition related topics​
  • Further intensify collaboration between the non-academic labour market and academia ​
  • Create new collaborations

 

<<UPCOMING EVENTS>>

 

 

Contact us (phdtalent@vlir.be)