02

Programme

02.3

Study program

Each of the six NextBase beneficiaries will recruit one Doctoral Candidate (DC), who will be enrolled in a three-year PhD programme in the areas of organic/inorganic synthesis, homogeneous/heterogeneous catalysis, industrial chemistry.

The two DCs recruited by non-academic beneficiaries (FIS and JANSSEN) will be enrolled in PhD courses of academic beneficiaries of the Network as follows

DC5 (recruited by FIS)

Enrolled in a PhD course by UNI GRAZ

DC6 (recruited by JANSSEN)

Enrolled in a PhD course by UMIL

DC5 and DC6 will have to satisfy the requirements of the PhD course where they are enrolled in terms of courses, reporting, presentations and reports, and will be co-tutored by the Scientist-in-Charge of the academic institution.

The representatives of academic and non-academic beneficiaries have already defined the skills that will be acquired by each DC. In line with the policy suggested by the EC DG-Education and Culture, the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) will be adopted as an instrument for creating transparency in academic performance. 60 ECTS per year will be assigned to researcher trainees as detailed in the table below

Research Project/ Secondments

ECTS 135

Advanced courses

ECTS 15

Summer school and International Symposium

ECTS 4

Preparation of reports

ECTS 6

Oral presentations

ECTS 6

Transferable skills

ECTS 4

Workshop Conferences

ECTS 8

Outreach activities

ECTS 2

ECTS TOTAL

180

Owing to a network of intersectoral and transnational secondments, each DC will receive training-through-research at both academic and industrial entities. In this way, the young researchers will be confronted with R&D conditions in an academic and industrial settings, and they will gather experience on how projects are managed in both sectors in line with the LERU Good Practice Elements in Doctoral Training.

In addition to the training delivered by each recruiting institution, seven Network Meetings (held every six months, in average) and six Virtual Meetings will represent important training occasions for the DCs, who will attend scientific meetings and seminars delivered form recognised researchers from both academia and industry.

Moreover, NextBase plans to organize one Summer School and one International Symposium focused on base metal catalysis.

Other sections

02.1

Training goals

02.2

Research goals

02.4

Mobility plan