Doctoral education: the IDEAL project will provide high-level training for PhD students14 April 2020
Research work is by definition done through international collaborations and young PhD graduates who now embrace European careers. Thus, the project will firstly create an active database of existing doctoral courses oriented towards soft skills, innovation and employability in order to foster exchanges among partners, and to disseminate best practices.
Secondly, doctoral candidates will experiment teamwork through a role-playing game. That experience will reinforce their existing skills and allow the participants to acquire new professional competences: increased awareness about the impact of their research on society, teamwork with colleagues from other European countries and institutions, new methodology on how to write a bid to a European call for proposals, etc. The project will then produce a MOOC of the course.
Thanks to this project, doctoral candidates will benefit from broader offers of PhD soft skills training, international mobility for training purposes, training in another European language, better understanding of current research-related challenges, experience of working in EU projects and opportunities for developing their research & innovation.
The IDAL project will also promote a doctoral training more adapted to socio-economic and societal needs at the European level, as well as the mobility of doctoral candidates and the promotion of research careers.
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