Are you currently a ULiège PhD candidate juggling research tasks such as data management, writing, and publications while building up your professional network and working with a team? “Zen- thesis” explores topics to remain motivated and balanced.

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These workshops will encourage you to :

  • Boost your motivation and your proactivity,
  • Co-construct strategies to stay focused on the final objective and manage the stress related to the thesis process
  • (Re)build and deepen links between PhDs and share your experience together

Zen-thesis training offer

Zen-thesis: working and communicating with your PhD- supervisor

In two words:This training will analyze case studies and discuss best practices to build a positive working relationship from the very beginning. More details


Zen-en-thesis : I write my thesis every day

In two words: I adopt strategies in order to write my thesis on a regular basis while keeping my motivation.


Zen-thesis: I responsibly manage my data

In two words: I serenely anticipate the difficulties related to the responsible, open and integrated management of my research data. I discover tools to protect the quality of my research.

Zen-Thesis : interact in an intercultural scientific context

In two words: This training offers tools to help participants develop their integration skills, and welcome people more easily within a multicultural team.



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Registrations will open end September via an online form.


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iconeNew A Summer School to fill up with motivation and serenity

You are a doctoral candidate at the start or in the middle of the thesis course. You wish to boost your motivation and restart the academic year with serenity and proactivity. Take part in our “Zen-en-thèse” summer school:

An opportunity for 16 doctoral candidates from various backgrounds to learn and share their respective experiences.
Six workshops organized in 3 axes: introspective, relational and tools.
One week, face-to-face (in Liège, place du 22-Août), from Wednesday August 11 to Thursday August 19.

This summer school will allow you to apprehend with serenity both your interactions and your research tasks (management of your data, writing, publication ...) and you will ensure a thesis process as zen as possible.

iconeAttentionThe working language of this first "Zen-en-Thèse" summer school is exclusively French.

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Zen-en-thesis: I request an individual interview

In two words: I have participated in the Zen-in-thesis sessions and I request an individual and confidential interview to review certain difficulties related to the progression of my thesis.

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