The BUP's PhD Students Training
Interdisciplinary - Multicultural - International
The objective is to give PhD students from the BUP countries the possibility to meet and discuss scientific problems with a 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 research at other universities and their scientific traditions. The training program is based on an interdisciplinary approach.
This international training program will enrich the students’ own perspectives on sustainable development with experiences and perspectives from other countries. At the same time, it will serve as a platform for the development of a common understanding of the regional problems 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 collaboration for a sustainable future.
Methodology of the training
We accept participants with different academic backgrounds. In principle 10 from the area of Engineering, 10 from the area of Social Sciences/Humanities, and 10 from the area of Life Sciences/Environmental Sciences.
The program of the training last three full days. This will offer the PhD-students training in interdisciplinary research cooperation with the guidance of an international group of experts composed of senior scientists working on interdisciplinary research, benefiting from the interaction with them.
Program of the conference contains: lectures, workshops, students’ presentations of PhD work, individual consultancies of PhD work with international experts. The training is arranged in cooperation with the BUP Centre for Poland and BUP's associated secretariat at the Lodz University of Technology, with Prof. Ireneusz Zbicinski as the main organizer.
Applications and conditions of acceptance
Only students who completed at least the first year of PhD studies will be accepted and that can present the following documents:
- BUP PhD students training application form,
- Preliminary PhD thesis presentation in power point (up to 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.),
- Written supervisor’s recommendation.
Applications and all necessary documents should be submitted per the deadline in the call.
Cost: The conference is free of charge for PhD students from the BUP's Participating Universities. All costs of the conference including accommodation, food, and local transportation from Warsaw to the conference venue and back will be covered by the Baltic University Programme. Accepted students must cover all travel costs to and from Warszawa. A conference fee of 650 Euro per person applies for all PhD students from that do not belong to a BUP Participating University.
Accommodation: The students will be accommodated at the Warsaw University of Agriculture-SGGW dormitory in Rogow.
Attendence: Accepted PhD students are expected to take part in the conference at place in Rogów.
Prof. Ireneusz Zbicinski
The BUP's associate secretariat at Lodz University of Technology