Instituto Superior Técnico

Direção Académica

Short Courses

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Experimental research and scientific publication are currently the underlying framework of most PHD, Master and research plans. The tree short courses presented here are specifically designed for those aiming at becoming independent researchers by acquiring key skills in scientific research and publication.

The target skills are how to plan and write a scientific research paper (and thesis), how to edit the research paper for maximising publication chances and how to apply the experimental design tool to access powerful factorial statistical analyses. These skills are transversal tools across most sciences fields and key assets to establish a successful research career.

The courses have already been highly successful, with 15 editions and many satisfied participants. The courses were customised to the academic audience of all levels and research areas but also have a strong applicability for those in industrial research context. The course instructor is an experienced and specially trained researcher, 1st author of papers, course instructor and thesis supervisor.

Courses are given in english language, participants are provided with supporting documentation and obtain the opportunity to have their own work analyzed.

Training Courses – 1st semester – September/December 2017/18

  • Scientific Writing & Publication – research papers & thesis – 21 hours
  • Editing Research Papers – advanced writing course – 24 hours
  • How to Design Powerful Scientific Experiments – 21 hours

Scientific Writing & Publication – research papers & thesis – 21 hours

This course represents the starting level of scientific writing, encompassing the macro features of papers content organisation, IMRAD section writing and publishing (interaction with reviewers and editors). This course is followed by the advanced level course of scientific writing “Editing for publication”. Potential attendants of this course are encouraged to consult also the programme of the advanced course so as to better match learning expectations. The advanced course focused on optimising the scientific writing in English, editing paragraphs and sentences and overcome common errors that lead to paper rejection.

  • Date: 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 11 and 12 October
  • Timetable: from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Contents (PDF, 256KB)
  • Registration Form (PDF, 480KB)
  • Location: Room P3, Mathematics Building at Alameda Campus
  • Lecturer: Ana Silva (IST Researcher)
  • Fee: IST Students and Alumni 90€ – Students from other Schools of ULisboa 126€ – External applicants 180€
  • Applications should be made be filling the appropriate form until 27 September.
  • ECTS: 1,5

Editing Research Papers – advanced writing course – 24 hours

This course represents the advanced level of the scientific writing starting level course, encompassing detailed guidelines on optimising the paper sections writing. Special focus is given to making the messages clearer, avoid common errors and streamline the manuscript. Potential attendants of this course are encouraged to consult also the programme of the starting course so as to better match learning expectations.

  • Date: 30 and 31 October; 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 and 9 November.
  • Timetable: from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Contents (PDF, 244KB)
  • Registration Form (PDF, 480KB)
  • Location: Civil Engineering Building at Alameda Campus
  • Days/Rooms: 30/10 – V0.03; 31/10 – V1.11; 2 and 3/11 – V0.03; 6/11 – V1.05; 7/11 – VA2; 8 and 9/11 – V0.03
  • Lecturer: Ana Silva (IST Researcher)
  • Fee: IST Students and Alumni 110€ – Students from other Schools of ULisboa 150€ – External applicants 210€
  • Applications should be made be filling the appropriate form until 25 October.
  • ECTS: 1,5

How to Design Powerful Scientific Experiments – 21 hours

This course aims to develop high competences on publishing scientific research results under the experimental factorial design,  a powerful statistical tool used to obtain and treat data in an adequate way.

  • Date: 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27 and 28 November.
  • Timetable: from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Contents (PDF, 228KB)
  • Registration Form (PDF, 480KB)
  • Location: (to define)
  • Lecturer: Ana Silva (IST Researcher)
  • Fee: IST Students and Alumni 100€ – Students from other Schools of ULisboa 140€ – External applicants 200€
  • Applications should be made be filling the appropriate form until 15 November.
  • ECTS: 1,5
For additional information please contact Rui Silva or Nuno Riscado through email formacao@tecnico.ulisboa.pt or by phone: 218417502 or 218417651 at the Lifelong Learning Officet, located at -1 floor of the Main Building, next to the elevator, between 10.30 to 12.30 and 2.00 to 5.30.