Competence field 1: Competence in one or more scientific disciplines
  1. Possess advanced knowledge of the science domains that relate directly with the research in physics and astronomy at UGent and VUB: Astrophysical Simulations, Computational Physics, Quantum Field Theory, Subatomic Physics, Solid State and Nano Physics.
  2. Apply advanced knowledge of theories, models, methods, techniques, processes and applications within physics and astronomy to analyze and solve complex problems.
  3. Investigate and understand the interaction with other relevant science domains and integrate them within the context of more advanced ideas and practical applications.
  4. Demonstrate profound understanding in the most recent scientific developments of at least one of the disciplines within physics and astronomy.
Competence field 2: Scientific competence
  1. Develop and carry out problem orientated and innovative research in physics and astronomy and criticize on the quality of both phases.
  2. Apply critical consideration of and reflection on known and new theories, models and views within physics and astronomy.
  3. Show creativity to formulate hypotheses, to discover new relationships and to formulate an opinion derived from data and information which may be limited, incomplete or even contradictory.
  4. Assimilate, analyze, critically evaluate and synthesize in a structured way information from published international scientific literature and complex information sources with attention for a correct and a complete citation of the reference.
  5. Be able to deal with changes in conditions or planning of a research process and guide into new directions.
Competence field 3: Intellectual competence
  1. Apply independent systematic and critical reflection on personal thinking and functioning, and translate this into well considered conclusions and improved solutions.
  2. Demonstrate a professional approach that demonstrates an open-minded attitude to new scientific developments in physics and/or astronomy and their applications in a broad scientific, economic or societal context.
  3. Give evidence of actively pursuing permanent knowledge development, lifelong learning and independent guiding of personal learning process.
  4. Build up logical and analytical reasoning within and outside the discipline, and comprehend and critically evaluate complex reasoning in an independent way.
  5. Demonstrate problem-preventing and problem-solving abilities, and use these in diverse situations or in a non-familiar context.
Competence field 4: Competence in collaboration and communication
  1. Present personal research, thoughts, ideas, and opinions or proposals on physics and/or astronomy in a suitable and careful way, both written and orally, in Dutch and in English.
  2. Communicate/discuss with specialists and non-specialists about new developments, underlying basic thoughts, opinions and work hypotheses within physics and astronomy.
  3. Depending on the situation, be able to communicate, cooperate and act in a supportive, inspiring, and/or authoritative way in a physical and astronomical context.
Competence field 5: Competence in social responsibility
  1. Make connections between physics and astronomy and society, being attentive to questions and concerns, necessities and innovative needs originating from society to which physics and/or astronomy can contribute.
  2. Act in an ethical and socially responsible manner and integrate engagement within the professional activity.
Competence field 6: Professional competences
  1. Be able to function independently in a broad range of work situations and contribute actively to innovation, to implementing new techniques and ideas for development and to designing problem solving strategies.
  2. Demonstrate a professional attitude, characterized by enthusiasm, reliability, involvement, accuracy, tenacity and independence.
  3. Minor Education: Educate on different levels the information and experience in physics and/or astronomy and other relevant scientific areas.
  4. Minor Education: Sensitize and enthuse the public for scientific information and its reliability.
  5. Minor Economics and Business Administration: Demonstrate the skills of a starting employee in terms of project management, policy development, scientific and technological advise.
  6. Minor Economics and Business Administration: Assess the relevance and implications of scientific developments or applications in an economic context and in accordance with ongoing policy.