DUVOD Introduction to PhD study

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught online.
Teacher(s)
RNDr. Petr Novotný, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Martin Maška, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Katarína Furmanová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Martin Ukrop (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ján Jančár (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Petr Hliněný, Ph.D.
Faculty of Informatics
Supplier department: Faculty of Informatics
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 8 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The goal is to provide the course participants with an overview of the PhD study at Faculty of Informatics at Masaryk University. Upon completing the course, the participants will have a clear view on the structure of PhD study, its formal and professional requirements, and of its role within the context of both academic and industry careers. They will also have understanding of basic principles of research work and of skills needed for a successful completion of a PhD study. Another goal of the course is to create space in which 1st-year PhD students at FI MU can network with each other, irrespective of their research backgrounds.
Learning outcomes
Upon completing the course, the participants will have a clear view on the structure of PhD study, its formal and professional requirements, and of its role within the context of both academic and industry careers. They will also have understanding of basic principles of research work and of skills needed for a successful completion of a PhD study.
Syllabus
  • Introduction of the course participants.
  • Why have I decided to pursue a PhD degree?
  • Strategies of an efficient research work (research, writing, handling literature, teamwork,...)
  • Formal requirements of a PhD study at FI MU. Publication process, quality of publication venues.
  • Short presentations of the participants' research topics.
  • Psychological aspects of a PhD study. (Motivation, self-care, uncertainties about the PhD process...)
  • Career prospects, milestones of an academic career.
  • Discussion panel: academic vs. industry careers.
  • Final wrap-up and discussion.
Teaching methods
Discussion groups, individual work, lectures.
Assessment methods
Fulfilling requirements
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught each semester.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: kombinace přednášek a práce v seminárních skupinách v rozsahu cca 2 hodiny týdně.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022.
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