Lund University is a member of LERU

(League of European Research Universites)

Postponed: LERU Doctoral Summer School, hosted by Trinity College Dublin

The theme of the summer school is
Reasserting the Value of the Expert; The role of Doctoral Research and Researchers in Promoting the Importance of the ‘Expert’ in Europe.

Original date: 28 June- 3 July 2020
Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the LERU Doctoral Studies Policy Group are looking for a new date early September (tentative : week of 7 September) and we will inform you asap. Once the date is set, we will re-start the whole selection process.


Description and draft program

In this proposed Doctoral Summer School, we will explore both the current and emerging threats to the role and value of the expert in Europe, and also the ways in which researchers, and especially early-stage researchers can respond to this. How, in other-words, can the next generation of researchers reclaim the role of the expert and convince people (including the suspicious and the cynical) as to the value of expertise and thus of research and researchers?

Application deadline Monday den 16 March 2020

Applicants shall meet the following requirements:

  • Must be registered as a doctoral candidate at Lund University
  • Should be approximately half way or more in their doctoral education
  • Must be keenly motivated to work on the topic of the LERU Summer School as set out in the program and description
  • Must be able to participate in all activities in the program
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English

Doctoral candidates from all academic disciplines with an interest in this topic are invited to apply.

The maximum number of LERU participants in the summer school is 46. Each LERU university conducts its own selection procedure and provides a list of (max. 5) ranked candidates to LERU Office. The first-ranked candidate from each university is automatically accepted. Second places (and any further places, based on availability) are decided after consideration of all applications, aiming to achieve a balanced representation with regard to disciplines, gender and university affiliation with due consideration of rank order and merit.

mars 19, 2020

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