Academia Academia and Course providers

What’s in for Academia and Course Providers?

The set-up of the EURO-DOTS PhD platform and providing advanced one week intensive courses in selected topics related to the high expertise and know-how of the providing group will attract foreign students and local students from regional universities as well. It will contribute to wide international and national recognition in both academic society and public and will have a positive impact in attracting more young people towards the challenging but not easy multidisciplinary field.

The EURO-DOTS platform does in no way intend to alter the intrinsic quality or the existing rules and procedures of universities in Europe. Nor does it intend to devalue the individual character and independence of the university. The EURO-DOTS platform will be an available opportunity that can be used whenever considered beneficial, without any obligation. Universities that decide to participate by either encouraging their students to take such courses or by working out and providing courses based on their own expertise, are expected to realize a win-win. First of all it will allow them to focus on their own areas of expertise but still ensure that their students can have access to relevant modules given at fellow universities. Secondly, it will attract students from elsewhere who will be given the opportunity to better understand the specific strengths of the organizing university.





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Important message to the PhD students interested in a EURO-DOTS scholarship!!!

Unfortunately today, on January 15 2015, the EURO-DOTS project has come to an end and no more scholarships can be granted for the time being.

Status EURO-DOTS on 15 January 2015

The EURO-DOTS-2 project has come to an end on 31 December 2014. At this moment there is no prospect about a possible continuation of this initiative, in spite of the huge success of the project and the ambition of the consortium to continue on this path. The success of the past actions cannot be better reflected  than by the more than 220 testimonials (Testimonials) of students whom were granted a EURO-DOTS scholarship in the past 4 years. In these 4 years of EURO-DOTS, 132 course modules have been organized on 61 relevant topics/themes, by 20 course providers from 11 countries. More than 250 lecturers have been involved. More than 300 PhD students, from 19 European countries, have successfully applied for a scholarship. In 2014 40 Courses have been scheduled. The calendar and information on all past courses can be found on Courses. For more up-to-date information on the realizations and conclusions of EURO-DOTS, please go to “EURO-DOTS Conclusions” on Final Reports. The consortium is considering possible actions to keep the EURO-DOTS mission alive and hopefully see the start of a next phase of EURO-DOTS.

EURO-DOTS Testimonials by students

More than 170 testimonials by students can be found on Testimonials of students. We invite you to read through these messages and by these be convinced of the benefit to PhD students of an initiative and project like EURO-DOTS!

EURO-DOTS Testimonials by Course Providers

Five Course Providers share their enthusiasm on the EURO-DOTS initiative and explain why they decided to contribute and be part of the game. You can find their testimonial on Testimonial of Course Providers

EURO-DOTS flyer and poster

The latest version of the EURO-DOTS flyer and poster can be downloaded from the PR and Dissemination section.