WP3 aims to develop 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 will require communities to become more resilient, both physically and socially. The EU’s HEIs will have an important role is 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 that is open to all interested doctoral candidates from Europe and beyond. The ANDROID Doctoral School is 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 will provide complementary and innovative research training programmes aimed at honing the students’ skill set. The School will draw on the wide disciplinary base of the network’s partners to promote inter-disciplinary working for doctoral students. In particular, the School will raise awareness and understanding of inter-disciplinary methodologies and good practice highlighted in WP4, promote coordination of education across Europe, and create greater synergy between research and teaching. The programme will be further informed by the network’s research futures working groups (WP7), who will identify leading research across a range of interests and disciplines pertaining to the development of societal resilience, as well as roadmaps for the future research programmes. The Doctoral School will organise two residential workshops to coincide with the network’s conferences and a more frequent series of seminars that will be hosted online using Blackboard Collaborate, a web, audio, video, and social networking solution. Funding is included in the proposal for 15 sponsored student places at the two residential workshops. The WP3 Working Group will invite doctoral students at the network’s partner institutions to apply for these bursaries, which will cover the students’ travel and subsistence costs to attend the School. An appropriate application and selection process has been designed by the Working Group and approved by the Network Board (WP1). As a minimum, the Working Group will review all applications and select based on academic merit, motivation, and recommendations of tutors. A limit of one place per institution will is offered initially, in order to encourage inter-institutional and inter-country interaction among students at the School. The workshops will provide students with practical and innovative methods training that will be delivered by senior academics from network partners, and enable students to publish and present their research in a critical but supportive environment. All events and activities of the ANDROID Doctoral School will be archived as Open Educational Resources (OERs) through WP8, and thereby create a sustainable resource for access by current and future students, within and outside the network.
The major deliverables of WP3 are
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