Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

2016 Research Seminars

Autumn PhD Research Seminar

5-9 September 2016 - Milan  

The Autumn 2016 CHEI research seminar on internationalisation of higher education was held from 5-9 September at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy. This seminar was aimed at current and prospective doctoral students at CHEI as well as at doctoral students enrolled in other programmes with an interest in internationalisation of higher education.     

Summary of the programme

Monday will start with a newcomers’ session for those participants interested in learning about the CHEI PhD programme. The second session will focus on how to write your research methods chapter with Fiona Hunter and is aimed mainly at participants who are still in the stages of planning this chapter, but will also act as a useful checklist for those who are more advanced. The afternoon will be a workshop on how to make academic presentations led by Amanda Murphy and will help participants prepare for the presentation of their work later in the week.

All day Tuesday and Wednesday morning there will be the Research Methods workshop entitled “Your research project from start to finish” with John Dennis. Using real data gathered on a recent project the workshop will explore how to design your research project, and how to collect and analyse the data. Part of the workshop will be dedicated to showing participants how to use Qualtrics software for online data collection.

On Wednesday afternoon we will begin the first round of participant presentations which will be conducted in parallell sessions and in smaller groups to ensure more time for feedback and discussion. These sessions will be led by Hans de Wit, Betty Leask, Elspeth Jones and Fiona Hunter.

Thursday and Friday will be a mixture of presentations by Hans de Wit,  Betty Leask and Chris Ziguras in plenary sessions and participant presentations in smaller groups. Thursday evening will be the CHEI dinner for all participants and we will end the seminar on Friday with a round table discussion on internationalisation with all our speakers.

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Information about the presenters is available here.


Spring 2016 PhD Research Seminar

CHEI welcomed students and scholars from all continents to the Spring seminar which was held 21-24 March 2016 in Milan. The programme is available here.