BUP PhD Students Training 2022

Interdisciplinary - Multicultural - International

The PhD Students Training is an opportunity for PhD students to become better acquainted with other academic perspectives.

The 2022 PhD Students Training will take place 23-27 November 2022 at Lodz University of Technology, Lodz in Poland. We will admit 25 PhD students that during the training will be supported by an expert team. The participants will have different nationalities and academic backgrounds: Engineering, Social Sciences/Humanities and of Life Sciences/Environmental Sciences.

Read the event report from the PhD Students Training 2022.

Read the Book of Abstracts from the PhD Students Training 2022.

A person standing and looking away from the camera, holding a presentation.
Photo: Krzysztof Ciesielski


23 November – Travel day
24 November – Program
25 November – Program
26 November – Program
27 November – Travel day

The program of the training includes: lectures, workshops, students’ presentations of PhD work, individual consultancies of PhD work with international experts.

Objective of the training

PhD students at a workshop
Participants presenting their work during the Design
Thinking lab at the PhD students training 2021.
Photo: Krzysztof Ciesielski

The objective is to give PhD students from BUP participating universities the possibility to meet and discuss scientific problems with focus on sustainable development in an interdisciplinary, international, multicultural, and regional context. In this way, students will also get the opportunity to become acquainted with other universities and their scientific traditions. The training program will be based on an interdisciplinary approach.

This international training will enrich the students’ own perspectives on sustainable development with experiences and perspectives from other disciplines and other countries. The training will thus serve as a platform for the development of a common understanding of the regional problematique and open avenues for future cooperation on these issues. Interdisciplinary training at the PhD-level is essential for creating an understanding between scientists and researchers with different backgrounds (Western and Eastern European cultures), and for future collaboration for a sustainable future.

Methodology of the training

PhD students will be offered training in interdisciplinary research cooperation with the guidance of an international group of interdisciplinary research experts, composed of senior scientists.

PhD student and expert having a discussion.
The participating PhD students will receive guidance from experts during the event. Photo: Krzysztof Ciesielski


Only students who completed at least the first year of PhD studies will be accepted.

Please observe that the required documents should be attached directly to the online application form. Required documents are:

  • Preliminary PhD thesis presentation in ppt (15 slides)
  • One-page summary of the PhD thesis (title, affiliation, name of supervisor, description of the work included)
  • List of scientific achievements (papers, patents, participation in scientific conferences, courses, trainings, etc.)
  • CV
  • Written supervisor’s recommendation

Apply to participate in the PhD Students Training 2022.

Note: directly after you have sent your application you will receive a confirmation message regarding your successful application on the screen.

Application deadline: 15 October 2022

Practical information

The conference is free of charge for PhD students from BUP participating universities and all costs of accommodation, food, and local transportation connecting Warszaw with the conference place and back will be covered by The Baltic University Programme Coordinating Secretariat. A course fee of 650 Euro per person applies for all other PhD students. All students must however cover all travel costs to and from Warszawa themselves.

The training will be arranged in cooperation with the BUP National Centre in Poland and BUP's Associated Secretariat at the Lodz University of Technology, with Prof. Ireneusz Zbicinski as the main organiser.

Last modified: 2023-04-13