Curriculum Overview

We try to balance our curriculum (3rd core) to your needs. As science constantly evolves, so does our curriculum to give you a contemporary education and respond to changing training needs. We encourage you to actively participate in the planning of the program with us. At the same time, we believe that every young researcher needs a certain set of skills and theoretical knowledge to succeed in their project and take full advantage of their potential during and after their PhD. To this end, our curriculum includes a mixture of mandatory and elective elements that we associate with four key areas of learning.
1)   Basic scientific education: This includes courses, lectures, seminars and meetings that all our researchers would benefit from. Mandatory element’s include for example good scientific practice training and the Student’s Day.
2) Specific scientific education: We also offer courses that we believe certain PhD candidates would benefit from, such as expert courses in certain techniques or lecture series and seminars with specific topics.
3) Transferable skills and career development: We offer a range of transferable skill courses and career development options that you can freely choose from according to your needs.
4) Scientific Network and Communication: We believe that critical knowledge and know-how are more efficiently taught through cooperative work, discussion of projects between doctoral candidates, faculty and with international experts and the scientific community. We encourage local mentoring, peer-to-peer mentoring and exposure of our PhD candidates by presenting in seminars, conferences or through inviting speakers.
Our PhD candidates receive credit points according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) for the curricular events (explained in detail further below).

Curriculum plan

Mandatory elements are shown in dark green, grey denotes elective offers and dark grey offers from partners or external institutions.

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