The BUP's PhD Students Training

Interdisciplinary - Multicultural - International

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

The 2021 PhD students training will take place 24-28 November 2021 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.

This year we plan for a physical meeting with the hope that the restrictions will be taken away. We will monitor the COVID situation closely and update the announcement accordingly and notify applicants about possible changes.

PhD students working
PhD students at a workshop during the BUP's VI PhD Students Training 2018. Photo: Krzysztof Ciesielski


24 November – Travel day
25 November – Program
26 November – Program
27 November – Program
28 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

The objective is to give PhD students from the BUP member countries 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.

PhD students at a workshop
PhD students at a workshop during the BUP's
VI PhD Students Training 2018.
Photo: Krzysztof Ciesielski

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.


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

Application deadline: 20 October 2021

The Book of Abstracts from the PhD training in 2021 (pdf)

Practical information

The conference is free of charge for PhD students from the BUP's Participating Universities and for them 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. Please see the updated list of BUP's Participating Universities on the BUP web page.

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.

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Last modified: 2022-06-21