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Training Activities Programme

Training Plan

Activities of the Doctoral School

Character

Optional

Hours

40

Description

These are intensive residential seminars lasting a week. They are conducted in English in an inter-disciplinary and multicultural environment. Forty researchers from each university, in their second year of doctoral training, receive extensive training designed for their future vocational integration in a socio-labour environment not exclusively linked to research at universities and/or public and semi-public centres. All the activities are dynamised by personnel specializing in the organization of doctorials and the facilitation of teamwork. The scheduled activities include visits to companies, research centres and cultural entities selected from both sides of the border, the testimonies of executive doctors and entrepreneurs and teamwork for the joint preparation of an innovative project which will be submitted at the end of the encounter. Participation in the doctorials is optional and does not entail any enrolment fee. All the maintenance, accommodation and transport costs will be financed by the organizing universities, with the help of the funding obtained from the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Aquitaine-Euskadi cooperation fund of the Basque government.

Results

The doctoral students acquire practical training in communication, innovation, teamwork, leadership and entrepreneurship. Based on the testimonies and experiences of different professionals working in companies and associations in the field of culture and language, as well as visits to companies and associations, the students come into direct contact with professional experience. These seminars have an inter-disciplinary approach, grouping the students together in units which combine different universities of origin and areas of knowledge. The experience should provide a wealth of knowledge about how to articulate a future professional project both in and outside the University.

Assessment systems

The whole procedure for the doctorials is overseen by a pedagogical cabinet, with professional advisers who will provide continuous feedback on the group activity and monitor the work done every day by the doctoral students. Once the latter have enrolled for the doctorials, attendance and active participation in the sessions is compulsory.

Program activities

Character

Optional

Hours

40

Description

Attendance of short specialized conferences, lasting between 2 and 5 days, is regarded as good training for the doctoral students. Attendance will be agreed on with the thesis director.

Results

Doctoral students will receive updated information at the plenary lectures, confirm their opinions at the workshops and acquire the ability to discuss and present their findings in posters or papers. Finally, they will repeatedly face the need to prepare oral and written presentations on the results of their research in different languages and formats. They will also establish numerous personal contacts at the conferences, which are increasingly taking on the form of a stage for the professional promotion of young researchers.

Assessment systems

Attendance of conferences is regarded as necessary for the training of professional scientists and their introduction into the international scientific society in their specialities. Active participation in the sessions will be encouraged and every effort will be made to ensure all the presentations of the papers are performed orally.

Character

Optional

Hours

30

Description

Attendance of specialized courses in research techniques and methods may be organized to support and aid the realization of the doctoral theses.

Results

The doctoral students will update their training and complete it with the aspects insufficiently studied in previous educational stages, particularly with regard to scientific research work.

Assessment systems

Presentation of the attendance certificate or qualification which is awarded.

Character

Optional

Hours

500

Description

Stays lasting 3 months will be promoted for the learning of techniques and methods at external centres where they are conducted. At the request of the student and with the approval of the thesis director, support will be given to short stays (of up to 3 months) at external research centres which are necessary for the learning of techniques and methods to perform work on the doctoral thesis. A budgetary allocation will be performed each year to achieve this objective. Part-time students may be accommodated in this plan.

Results

The students will receive training and, at the same time, they will be able to develop one or more sections of their theses in collaboration with the external centre.

Assessment systems

A reception and evaluation letter for the stay from the researcher responsible for the student at the external centre.