Compulsory for students specializing in geoinformatics.
Geography programme is responsible for the course
Available only for students specializing in geoinformatics.
Research Seminar in Geoinformatics trains students in 1) scientific writing 2) scientific presentation and 3) in providing scientific feedback. The students get support for their MSc and PhD thesis works and builds knowledge on the thesis and research activities ongoing at the department.
The recommended time for completion is in 1. and 2. year of M.Sc. Studies, during PhD studies.
Organised weekly throughout the year, periods 1, 2, 3, and 4.
The seminar is a combination of student presentations and teaching events, with emphasis on the student presentations. Teaching events include 1) Getting ready for MSc (choosing your topic, getting to know literature, making a research plan), 2) Scientific writing and presentation (structure of the thesis, helpful hints in the writing process) and 3) Presenting your work.
A list of recommended and required literature is provided on the course Moodle.
The seminar is student centered and conversational. All attendees participate in providing feedback to the presentators and on discussions on good scientific practices during the MSc and PhD theses.
The course is evaluated on the scale pass/fail.
The students can participate in the seminar sessions during one or two years. Completion of the seminar requires: 1. Participation in at least 12 seminar sessions or MSc thesis examinations of other students, 2. Giving two presentations (one on the study plan and broadly the field of the thesis and another on the advancements and results of the thesis), 3. Acting as opponent in two presentations. All activities are described in a study diary that the student maintains and delivered once the student has collected enough participations/presentations.