Academic Workshops

The Doctoral School organizes a series of workshops focusing on academic practice in each academic year.

The PhD Workshops on Academic Practice cover a wide range of issues, including teaching opportunities (and where to look for them), publication strategies, grant applications and search during and after a PhD, job search and the hiring process. The workshops usually inlude a one-hour presentation and a section for discussion and Q&As.

Please click on the links below to find more details about the workshops organized in each academic year!

Academic workshops in 2020-2021

  • Workshop on Ethical Research
  • Workshop on Finalizing Research Articles
  • Working at the Interface Between University and Society
  • Financial Planning
  • Web Scraping Using R

Academic workshops in 2019-2020

  • Creative and innovative pedagogy in practice
  • Writing hacks for dissertation writing and publishing

Academic workshops in 2018-2019

  • Workshop on publishing and job hunting
  • Workshop covering non-academic issues for a PhD student

Academic workshops in 2017-2018

  • Workshop on Publication Strategies and the Job Market
  • EU Lobbying Advocacy Workshop


  • Academic career development workshop
  • How to publish with top journals and press?
  • Stephen Walt: Being and Academic in the 21st Century
  • How not to get a PhD?

Academic Workshops in 2015-16

  • LaTeX software workshop
  • Get organized; bibliography and data management

Academic workshops in AY 2014-15

  • Grant finding with the PIVOT database
  • Organizing notes and bibliographic citations with Zotero
  • Public speaking
  • Academic publishing
  • Academic job market

Academic workshops in AY 2013-14

  • Teaching skills
  • Publishing

Academic workshops in AY 2012-13

  • Presentation skills
  • Job market
  • Research methods
  • Survival tips for the CEU Doctoral Program

Academic workshops in AY 2011-12

  • Teaching in higher education
  • Publishing in academia

Academic workshops in AY 2010-11

  • Public speaking
  • Grants in political science
  • Curriculum and course design
  • Politics and academia
  • Think tanks and academia
  • Project design, methodology and fieldwork
  • Academic jobs
  • Job searching strategies
  • Notes and citations
  • The perfect research proposal
  • Making student life easier
  • Turning papers into publications