Doctoral Training Principles

 

Young researchers are the future key players that will tackle the major European challenges in research and society. Their crucial education already starts with the training they receive during their PhD. Though a PhD is mainly performed at the European Universities, PhD’s have a wide array of career perspectives, be it in academia or industry. With the publication of The Seven Principles of Innovative Doctoral Training (June 2011), the European Commission provides a coordinated framework to achieve an excellent Phd training.

The seven principles of Innovative Doctoral Training are:

  • Research excellence
  • Attractive Institutional Environment
  • Interdisciplinary Research Options
  • Exposure to Industry and other relevant employment sectors
  • International networking
  • Transferable skills training
  • Quality Assurance

 

Doctoral Training in the Royal Military Academy: http://www.rma.ac.be/en/rma-research-goals-en.html

 

 

Doctoral Training in Flanders:

Phd’s are important for Flanders! That’s why we have invested a lot in funding for PhD’s (see also the funding page for an overview of the PhD funding possibilities). This resulted in more and more PhD’s at the Flemish universities over the years, from 1999 to 2014 the number almost doubled! In 2014, almost 30% of the PhD’s were of a non-Belgian nationality. However, it doesn’t just stop at providing funding! In every Flemish university you can enlist in so-called “Doctoral Schools” that will guide you through a state of the art training to successfully complete your PhD.

 

VUB

More info about Doctoral Training @VUB

 

General info: http://www.doctorereninvlaanderen.be/ (only in Flemish)

Are you a PhD or postdoctoral researcher who is struggling with the question "What's next after my PhD or postdoc?", or who is looking for new professional directions or job opportunities. Take a look at this practical guide that will help you find your perfect job: www.ecoom.be/sites/ecoom.be/files/downloads/161028_english_0.pdf

 

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(source: Vlaams indicatorenboek 2015)

 

Doctoral Training in French-Speaking Community:

UCL

More info about Doctoral Training @UCL

 

 

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