The BUP's VIII PhD Students Training


The objective is to give PhD students from the BUP network’s 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 work at other universities and their scientific traditions. The training program is based on an interdisciplinary approach.

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

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.

Quick info

Dates: 22-26th of November 2020

Host: Lodz University of Technology

Location: Rogow, Poland

Open for: PhD students that have completed at least 1 year of their PhD.

Costs: The training is free of charge and includes food, accommodation, program and transfer from Warsaw, for PhD students currently enrolled at a BUP member university. Others have to pay a fee of 650€.

Applications are open until 15th of September 2020.

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Methodology of the training

The training will take place on 22-26 November 2020, with the participation of 30 PhD students and an expert team. 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.

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

The training will last of 3 full days (with two days for travel, arrival on 22nd November and departure on 26th November). PhD-students will be offered 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 will be 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 (in attachments),
  • Preliminary PhD thesis presentation in ppt (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.),
  • CV,
  • Written supervisor’s recommendation.

Applications and all necessary documents should be submitted no later than to 15th of September 2020.

Practical information

Cost: The conference is free of charge for PhD students from the BUP's Members' 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 member 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. However, due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its restriction of travelling, we can accept a limited number of participants attending the event online, if necessary.