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WP3 - Doctoral School

WP3 aimed to develop Higher Education Institution (HEI) capacity for research and teaching into the development of societal resilience to disasters. With growing population and infrastructures, the EU’s exposure to hazards – of both natural and man-made origin – is predictably increasing. This unfortunate reality requires communities to become more resilient, both physically and socially. The EU’s HEIs have an important role in developing innovative education to address this challenge. In recognition of the need to develop long term capacity in this field, WP3 has established an EU-based Doctoral School programme that is open to all interested doctoral candidates from Europe and beyond. The ANDROID Doctoral School was a fully coordinated, innovative, and international interdisciplinary doctoral teaching and research programme focused on the most salient issues and features shaping society’s ability to tackles the challenges posed by natural and human induced hazards. The ANDROID Doctoral School provided complementary and innovative research training programmes aimed at honing the students’ skill set. The School drew upon the wide disciplinary base of the network’s partners to promote inter-disciplinary working for doctoral students. In particular, the Doctoral School raised awareness and understanding of inter-disciplinary methodologies and good practice highlighted in WP4, promoted coordination of education across Europe, and created greater synergy between research and teaching. The programme was further informed by the network’s research futures working groups (WP7), who identified leading research across a range of interests and disciplines pertaining to the development of societal resilience.

The mian activity associated with this work paclkage is the ANDROID doctoral school. The ANDROID disaster resilience network doctoral school consists of two programmes such as Online Doctoral School (ODS) and Residential Doctoral School (RDS). The Doctoral School organised two residential workshops to coincide with the network’s conferences and a two online workshops that were hosted using Blackboard Collaborate, a web, audio, video, and social networking solution.The ANDROID has offered scholarship scheme for the doctoral candidates who want to participate in the residential doctoral school to cover the students’ travel and subsistence costs to attend the School. The invitation for the call for aplications were widely desiiminated among the  doctoral students at the network’s partner institutions and beyond. An appropriate application and selection process has been designed by the Working Group and approved by the Network Board. As a minimum, the Working Group reviewed all applications and selected the candidates based on academic merit, motivation, and recommendations of tutors. A limit of one funded place per institution was offered initially, in order to encourage inter-institutional and inter-country interaction among students at the School. The workshops provided students with practical and innovative methods training that was delivered by senior academics from network partners, and enabled students to publish and present their research in a critical but supportive environment.  

WP3 activities 

  • Develop call for application, selection criteria and the application forms for the doctoral school 
  • Develop course syllabus and programme
  • Coordinate double blinded paper review process for the papers submitted by doctoral candidates for the residential doctoral school
  • Organise and conduct online and residential doctoral schools
  • Produce full proceedings for the residential doctoral school 

WP3 deliverables

Meetings and events


Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015 14:40

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