Apply now for LERU Doctoral Summer School

By on 26.01.2018 in Mobility, Seminars

 Doctoral Summer School students

The theme of LERU doctoral summer school 2018 is the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration to tackle major challenges in today’s global society. The doctoral summer school will be held at the KU Leuven in Belgium 9-13 July 2018.

The summer school brings together participants and experts with a wide variety of academic backgrounds. It aims to create a unique international, intersectorial and interdisciplinary environment, in view of proposing solutions for major societal challenges.

The University of Helsinki is a member of LERU (the League of European Research Universities). All member universities of LERU are invited to send one doctoral candidate to participate in the meeting. Doctoral candidates from all disciplines are encouraged to apply for the summer school. Candidates should be in an advanced stage of the doctoral studies and research and be highly motivated to work intensively on this project in an international and interdisciplinary team.

Deadline for applications is 23 February 2018. For more information on how to apply, please visit

LERU is an association of 23 leading research-intensive universities that share the values of high-quality teaching within an environment of internationally competitive research. Each year, LERU organizes a Doctoral Summer School on a specific topic. 




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