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ESSDERC/ESSCIRC Workshop EURO-DOTS

September 16th 2011LEAFLET

Helsinki Finland

 

This workshop will deal with the needs in Education and Training in microelectronics, the new developments and requirements in PhD education at European universities and the solutions that the EURO-DOTS initiative intends to provide.

PROGRAM

Friday September 16th 2011

8h30 - 10h00 EURO-DOTS Workshop :
Part I - Education and Training needs in microelectronics

  • 8h30 - 9h00
    Introduction to the EURO-DOTS Project

    (Herman Maes, imec, Belgium
    )
    In this presentation an overview will be given of the EURO-DOTS initiative and platform: objectives, challenges, approach, organization, key actors and stakeholders, academic and industrial advisory bodies, status of activities and actions, platform operation and rules, present offering and extension of the course portfolio, plans for continuation of the platform.
  • 9h00 - 9h30
    Micro/nano -electronics and -systems graduate education in the US
    (Dimitri Antoniadis, MIT, USA)
    This presentation will survey the landscape of the continuously evolving graduate education activities in the area of micro/nano -electronics and -systems at MIT and in the US in general. Emphasis will be on selected accredited courses within institutions but some examples of summer-type courses will be described as well. Formal inter-institutional, international, graduate education programs that MIT has been involved with in the last decade will also be briefly discussed.
  • 9h30 - 10h00
    Training needs in Europe in microelectronics - Gap analysis
    (Georges Gielen, KULeuven, Belgium and Daniel Donoval, STUBA, Slovakia)
    The field of micro/nano-electronics is undergoing large changes : CMOS technology scaling is reaching its final stages, while the plethora of technologies used in systems is diversifying (3D stacking, organic, beyond CMOS technologies, etc.). These evolutions have an impact on the education and training needs in micro/nano-electronics. This talk will present the results of a recent questionnaire among companies and universities identifying the gap observed in education and training needs, and will situate this in the context of the on-going evolutions.

10h00 - 10h30 Coffee Break

10h30 - 12h00 EURO-DOTS Workshop :
Part II - How EURO-DOTS serves a growing need in PhD education

  • 10h30 - 10h55
    New challenges for doctoral studies in Europe

    (Olivier Bonnaud, Un. de Rennes, France)

    This presentation will highlight several aspects of doctoral studies in the Bologna process in Europe with always the skills and competences of doctors as a goal. These qualities cover several areas, not just the high scientific level. These points will be detailed and based in part on case studies conducted in the frame of European networks which were devoted to higher education in the field of electrical and information engineering. Particular attention will also focus on the reduction of graduates in physics and electronics that could start a PhD.
  • 10h55 - 11h20
    PhD regulations in Europe and accreditation procedures
    (Michel Declercq, EPFL, Switzerland and Herman Maes, imec, Belgium)
    Doctoral Schools and Doctoral Programs have been recently created in many European universities. Rules of these Schools, duties imposed to PhD students and accreditation procedures for doctoral-level courses are however not unified and widely differ from one country to another. After showing the result of a survey among several European Doctoral Schools, the EURO-DOTS rules for PhD-level course selection and accreditation will be presented. Severe criteria are applied in order to offer the highest level of quality.
  • 11h20 - 11h40
    Advanced training topics and concepts for doctoral students in Guardian Angels Fet Flagship
    (Adrian Ionescu, EPFL, Switzerland)
    The field of micro/nano-electronics is undergoing large changes : CMOS technology scaling is reaching its final stages, while the plethora of technologies used in systems is diversifying (3D stacking, organic, beyond CMOS technologies, etc.). These evolutions have an impact on the education and training needs in micro/nano-electronics. This talk will present the results of a recent questionnaire among companies and universities identifying the gap observed in education and training needs, and will situate this in the context of the on-going evolutions.
  • 11h40 - 12h00
    The EURO-DOTS Platform + build-up of course portfolio
    (Carl-Mikael Zetterling, KTH, Sweden)
    This presentation will give a general overview of the EURO-DOTS platform and the key practical aspects of its operation. Moreover it will present the build-up of the course portfolio, the invitation to contribute and develop suited courses around specific themes in order to help close the gap, the specific selection criteria and procedure. Finally it will also outline the plans for ensuring the continuity of the EURO-DOTS platform operation and the regular update and extension of its course offer.

12h00 - 13h00 Buffet Lunch

 

 

©EURO-DOTS 2011 - Disclaimer

NEWS on EURO-DOTS

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.