7 July 2020
This event was organized by MODEST project manager Inga Šķendere representing University of Latvia (grand holder), Irina Obukhova, MODEST scientific coordinator, MIPT (Russia) and Marek Frankowicz MODEST QA leader, Jagiellonian University (Poland). The meeting was attended by 40 PhD students and academic staff from 14 universities of Latvia, Poland, Great Britain, Russia, Armenia, and Belarus.
A report is also published on the website of University of Latvia: First MODEST meeting of doctoral students’ network took place.
During the meeting Inga Skendere introduced doctoral students with the potential activities of the MODEST project and general ideas for doctoral student' network, while Dr. Marek Frankowicz presented to the participants his personal experience from doctoral studies, as well as outlined in more detail the vision of the doctoral student network.
The participants of the meeting - doctoral students introduced themselves, the objectives of the doctoral thesis and their expectation of the MODEST project. They support the idea of creation MODEST doctoral student' network and forming of initiative group for development network strategy and content.
Also they discussed both their experience in doctoral studies and the impact of COVID-19 on the learning process.
During the meeting, it was proposed to hold a seminar “Managing or dealing with stress?”. In order not only to prevent the negative effects of stress, but also to use it as a positive driver for further achievements. The stress management seminar will take place on July 16 and further information will be available on meeting page: Second MODEST meeting of doctoral students' network.