The 1st Conference for the Dissemination of Doctoral Theses of the Universitat de València aims to disseminate the research that doctoral students conduct. 81 women and 50 men have participated in the first edition of the conference. The list of the 21 people selected was published on Friday. They will expound on 19th October the resume of their respective thesis and will compete for three awards: a mobility programme to Harvard University plus €2,000 and two economic awards of €500 and €300 respectively.
The summaries of the 131 theses that were presented to this initiative organised by the Doctoral School and the Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit of the Universitat de València can be classified as follows: Health Sciences (35), Social Sciences (35), Humanities (31), Basic Sciences and Engineering (30).
Regarding the language of the works, 12 are written in English, 19 in Valencian and 100 in Spanish. In the field of Health, 26 theses were written by women and 9 by men. In Social Sciences, 22 theses were written by women and 13 by men. In Humanities, 20 theses were written by women and 11 by men. Finally, in the field of Basic Sciences and Engineering, 13 theses were written by women and 17 by men.
Being registered in any doctoral programme of the Universitat de València (at least in the second annual instalment), having the registration active, not having to defend the thesis in the date of the conference and having the approval of the tutor of the research was mandatory to take part in the competition.
The doctoral candidates will expound their 21 respective pieces of work in a maximum of 3 minutes in the Assembly Hall Joan Plaza of the Botanical Garden of the University on Friday 19th October in order to be awarded with one of the three prizes. The jury will be formed by José Vicente Bagán, director of the Doctoral School of the University; Bejamín Marín, researcher of the Department of Language Theory and Communication Sciences; Carme Agustí, researcher of the Department of Cellular Biology, Functional Biology and Physical Anthropology; Lorena Cano Orón, doctoral student of the Universitat; and Pere Estupinyà, scientific and educational writer.
The assessment criteria are the content of the exposition (interest of the research, clarity and methodology, 4 points) the creativity of the speech (structure, intonation, discourse speed, eye contact with the audience, 3 points) and the use of a simple, correct, adequate and not sexist language (3 points).
24th Dissemination Award “Estudi General”
The 24th European Dissemination Award “Estudi General” is organised by the City Council of Alzira, the Universitat de València and Ediciones Bromera. 10 people have engaged in in 2018. The award, worth €12,000, aims to bring closer theses to the public so that they can know about the scientific and technological progress and the scientific knowledge of different areas can be disseminated. A provisional list of the participating works was published last Friday.
The title of the awarded thesis will be announced on 9th November 2018 and the prize will be awarded the same day at the “Ciutat d’Alzira” during a literary dinner on the occasion of the Literary Awards Ciutat d’Alzira.
List of people who will expound on 19th October:
List of the pieces of work presented in the 24th Dissemination Award “Estudi General”: