Research days



The goal of the faculty research days is to bring researchers together. It provides a unique opportunity for fellow researchers to meet and discuss both within and across disciplines.

The first part always consists of a series of lectures with an opportunity for discussion. In the second part, new PhD students have the opportunity to present their future research activities during a poster session

The research day traditionally closes with an informal reception during which the winner of the ‘Best Poster Award’ is be announced.


May 25th, 2022 (9h-13h)


For the first part, we are happy to announce that the theme will be the societal impact of research. The societal impact of research is an increasingly important goal for scholars. As research agendas and scientific programs are more and more driven by the expectation of social return on investment, the FPPW Faculty Board decided that new initiatives are needed to support researchers in achieving societal impact based on excellent research. Prof. dr. Alexis Dewaele (IDC coordinator PSYNC), prof. dr. Emilie Caspar (Department of Experimental Psychology) and dr. Floor Verhaeghe (IDC coordinator CESSMIR) took up the task to fuel these initiatives. The program of the first part on this research day is a result of their endeavour.

In the second part, new PhD students will introduce their research activities during a poster session, after which a best poster prize will be awarded during lunch.

The full program can be found here.

To be able to estimate the number of attendees we ask to subscribe via:


Room 1.3 & Room 1.2

poster session + lunch: hall adjacent to Audotorium 2

Poster session

How to register?

  • Registrations will be accepted until two weeks before the research day. For each session the registrations are on a first come first served base until the maximal number of allowed registrations (40) is reached. Check this link to make sure there are still places.
  • Doctoral students must personally submit an application to present to the chair of the CWO via
  • To be eligible, the following conditions must be met:
  1. The doctoral student must have received prior approval from his/her doctoral advisory committee to present on the research day.
  2. The doctoral student should be officially enrolled as a doctoral student for the current academic year.
  3. The admission should clearly state the exact research day on which the doctoral student wants to present as well as the date on which he or she received approval to present from the doctoral advisory committee


  • Format: A0 vertical ('portrait')
  • Language: Preferably English
  • The layout of the poster should be in the UGent corporate design.
  • The participants are responsible for printing the poster themselves.
  • The poster should minimally contain the following elements:
  1. Name of the doctoral student, the promotor and the members of the doctoral advisory committee.
  2. Background and context of the research project (Why is this research conducted? What is the scientific contribution?)
  3. The research question and problem statement (What exactly will be studied?)
  4. Methodology (How will the research question be addressed?)
  5. Planning of the different research phases (if applicable, e.g. for longitudinal studies).
  • At least 1 week before the research day, you should send the following files to
  1. The poster as a pdf file. The filename should be constructed as follows: poster_lastname_firstname.pdf
  • Posters can be placed one hour before the start of the research day.

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