International PhD Academy
9-13 July 2018
This is the second of the Global Challenges Initiatives of VIU International PhD Academies. Each Initiative will focus on a major societal challenge faced by humankind today, which will be addressed via multidisciplinary approaches, involving high-level speakers selected among the VIU member institutions but whose remarks will be adapted to a broad cohort of the VIU community. This opportunity is open to PhD candidates from the member universities of VIU.
The 2018 (2nd) edition of the Global Challenges Series will be led by:
- Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Québec/Canada (Coordinator: Prof. Ana Taveres - Centre Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications),
- Université de Bordeaux, France
- Boston College, USA
- Università degli Studi di Roma” Tor Vegata”, Italy
The goal of this PhD Academy is to facilitate learning, discussion and exchanging ideas to address the challenging issues in Renewable Energy. More specifically, these activities will cover:
_production, integration and utilization of renewable energy;
_state of the art electrochemical devices for production, storage and utilization of electrical energy;
_recent advances in synthesis and characterization of related materials and their energy applications.
Equipped with this knowledge, participants will become ambassadors and defenders of technologies for sustainable development in their environment.
Seminars, oral and poster presentations, soft skills trainings are among the activities of the Academy. Students will present their research in poster sessions.
February 26 – March 25, 2018
Who can apply?
The PhD Academy is primarily for candidates from VIU's member universities, although applications from excellent external candidates will be considered and evaluated. External candidates admitted to the PhD Academy will pay fees (further information available upon request).
Financial support is available to candidates from the Member Universities to support international travel, and accommodation costs.
Applicants must submit the application form, a letter of motivation – which should include a brief description of the candidate’s PhD research project, a curriculum vitae, an abstract of the poster.
For further information: firstname.lastname@example.org