Ghent, Belgium

Transferskills 2019

when 8 July 2019 - 19 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 325

Are you looking for a way to lift your performance and make your approach highly appreciated in any professional environment?

TRANSFERSKILLS 2019 ( is a two-week summer school organised at Ghent University (Belgium) from July 8 to 19, 2019, offering a toolbox of transferrable skills that determine HOW you do the job, as opposed to technical skills, determining WHAT you do.

TRANSFERSKILLS 2019 offers training in teamwork and motivation, meeting skills, presentation and (popular) writing skills, relational behaviour, conflict handling, cross-cultural intelligence, project management, job-seeking, CV writing and interviewing skills, research ethics, etc. The training modules will allow you to do more in less time and create a healthy and pleasant workplace environment.

Usable throughout your professional life, these skills will really make a difference, also on your CV when looking for a job.

Course leader

Prof. dr. ir. G. Du Laing

Target group

In the TRANSFERSKILLS 2019 international summer school, a versatile toolbox of transferable skills is demonstrated and educated with workshops by professional trainers. Our summer school focuses mainly on students and researchers from applied (bio)sciences and (bioscience) engineering. However, as the acquired skills are transferable and the training sessions highly interactive, also students and postdoctoral researchers from other fields and (starting) employees from non-academic environments are welcome to join! In general, at least one year of research experience is requested to fully grasp the concepts from this international summer school. English understanding at a level of B2 or similar is required.

Course aim

To be instructed and familiarised with one or more of the following transferrable topics (modules can be combined or individually chosen):

- writing for non-peers and press
- conflict handling
- responsible conduct of research
- surviving an interview with a journalist
- cross cultural intelligence in professional environments
- meeting skills
- teamwork and motivation
- presentation skills
- communication and negotiation skills
- job seeking, cv writing and interviewing skills
- project management

Fee info

EUR 325: Check out our website for more info about fees and modules