The faculty held a series of "how-to" seminars on topics ranging from paper writing and presentation to writing research grants. Students presented their work in "brown bag" seminars where they discussed their ideas with a wider audience to receive more varied feedback.
The PhD program also organized various schools in collaboration with other PhD programs and international experts. We offered twice the "Great Ideas in Computer Science" school where experts discussed fundamental issues in our community. A series of "Advanced Topics Seminars" where international experts came to teach short courses on emerging themes of common interest were delivered. Overall, these programs helped in rounding the students preparation outsides of their thesis topic. The complete delivered activities list is the following: How To seminars, Brown Bag seminars, PhD level Schools, Advanced, PhD level mini-courses, Advanced Topics Seminars.