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Doctoral School Programme Structure

The ANDROID disaster resilience network doctoral school consists of two programmes:

  1. Online Doctoral School (ODS) and
  2. Residential Doctoral School (RDS)

Online Doctoral School (ODS)

The objective of the ODS is to transfer knowledge and develop the knowledge base of doctoral candidates. This is achieved through the conduct of series of domain expert presentations along with detailed discussion sessions aimed at engaging the participants in knowledge discovery through detailed discussion. A panel of experts in disaster management and resilience will lead the discussion.
The ODS will be a two day workshop conducted online on 26 & 27 March 2014. Refer the ODS programme schedule or the ANDROID web site for further details. There are no charges involved in participation of the ODS programme. 

A certificate of attendance will be issued to participants completing the programme by the ANDROID Network.

Residential Doctoral School (RDS)

The RDS programme aims to actively engage the participants in presenting and discussing their doctoral research projects. It involves each candidate submitting a research paper (which will be double-blind peer reviewed) and making a short presentation of it to a panel of experts at the residential workshop. Detailed discussion providing valuable independent feedback will follow each of the presentations. The papers submitted to the RDS by the doctoral candidates will form into an edited published doctoral proceeding. The RDS programme will include keynote presentations from renowned experts and other activities such as excursions to disaster sites or other relevant activity.

The RDS will be a two day residential workshop conducted in as a separate theme at 4th International Conference on Building Resilience, incorporating the 3rd Annual Meeting of the ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network held at the MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, UK,  8th – 10th September 2014.

There are 15 scholarships of €750 (maximum) each available for selected successful candidates who attend the RDS programme to cover expenses incurred against the programme (subject to selection criteria and ANDROID Network membership). Full fee paying candidates will be charged a £100 registration fee. Details of cost of accommodation, venue and all other details will be announced shortly.

A certificate of attendance will be issued to participants completing the programme by the ANDROID Network.

The proceedings of the 1st ANDROID Residential Doctoral School held in Limassol, Cyprus (Sepetember 2013) can be downloaded here.

Application Process

The closing date for applications for the doctoral school was 27th February 2014. The applications are now closed.

Eligibility: Only candidates currently registered for a doctoral programme in a higher education institution in the broad area of disaster resilience are eligible to apply xenical generico cialis price uk.

Candidates selected for the doctoral school programmes will be notified by 14 March 2014.

Selection Criteria

Candidates for the doctoral school ODS and RDS will be selected from applicants who meet the eligibility criteria mentioned above. All candidates meeting selection criteria are eligible for the RDS scholarships. All successful candidates who are registered for doctoral studies at one of the ANDROID network partner institutions (see ANDROID Partner Database) will receive priority in the allocation of scholarships.

Candidates from Non ANDROID partner institutions are also considered for both the ODS and RDS programmes. They are also eligible to apply for the scholarship scheme but priority will be given to applicants from ANDROID partner institutions. The ODS programme is offered free of charge for all selected candidates while candidates not receiving the scholarship to attend the RDS will be required to pay a registration fee of £100.

The following criteria have been defined (For full details of selection criteria please refer to Selection Criteria):

  • Applicants must have enrolled for a PhD. Preferences will be given to applicants in first and second year of their doctoral degree programme
  • Preference will be given to applicants from ANDROID network partner institutions
  • Applicants' PhD research much be relevant to Disaster Resilience Network themes
  • In addition to the above, the selection for the fifteen RDS scholarship will be based on following principles:
    • Registered doctoral candidate of an ANDROID network partner institution
    • A good geographical spread of candidates
    • An interdisciplinary good mix of selected candidates (natural and social science, engineering, technology etc.)
    • Other criteria (refer selection criteria)

Document Downloads

Working Group ANDROID WP3 (Doctoral School)

Fort further enquiries please contact Prof Srinath Perera (WP3 leader) ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

  • Professor Srinath Perera -  P56 Northumbria University, UK
  • Dr. Irina Shklovski -  P11 IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Hans Jorgen Henriksen - P12 Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Denmark
  • Alexandra Lima Revez -  P24 National University of Ireland, Ireland

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:36

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