Eurasian Doctoral Summer Academy 2018

Varna University of Management has organised for a 3rd year in a row, the Eurasian Doctoral Summer Academy. This year’s Ph.D. Summer Academy took place at the beautiful Albena resort between 3 – 9 September 2018 and was attended by participants from India, Russia and Bulgaria.

Some of the highlights of the programme included a webinar on Smart Partial Least Squares method of Structural Equation Modelling, delivered by Dr. Faizan Ali, a renowned expert in the field of Smart PLS, from the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee and a session on Randomness Uncertainty and Ergodicity in Nature and Society: Towards a Sustainable Society Ethics in a Non-ergodic World, delivered by Prof. George Chobanov from Sofia University, “St. Kliment Ohridski”. The seminar also included a session on Key issues in quantitative and qualitative research methods delivered by Prof. Stanislav Ivanov, Vice-Rector Research at Varna University of Management, and a session on Entrepreneurship education- the war between practice and theory, delivered by Prof. Bruce Whitfield.

The participants were provided with the opportunity to learn more about Surviving the Ph.D. process & planning, writing articles to present and support the Ph.D. thesis and to discuss their Ph.D. journeys with the Distinguished Professors.

“EDSA 2018 was a great learning experience for me“ shared one of the participants, namely Ambalika Sarma from India. “It was the right kind of platform at the beginning of my doctoral journey. The exposure I got through this summer academy will help me tremendously to successfully complete my PhD. Also the format of the summer academy where not only Phd students take part but also supervisors and Professors are a part of it makes it one of a kind workshop. The interactions with everyone is very insightful. I strongly recommend EDSA to all my peers and colleagues. Hope to join EDSA again next year.”

The Ph.D. Summer Academy concluded with a cocktail reception and an awarding ceremony at the VUM campus in Dobrich, where candidates received their awarded certificates.