Design of European PhD

First of all, a list of relevant stakeholders working in transport to be involved in the PhD design was drawn up. This was followed by a questionnaire on mobility and training and PhD activities that was sent out twice over the summer of 2011. The questionnaire closed in mid-September with 26 questionnaires received from 17 countries.

Four categories of stakeholders were identified from this process:

  1. Universities in charge of PhD programmes and providing high level courses;
  2. Research centres that host PhD students, allowing them to work actively in the research field;
  3. Network of Excellences (NoE) that encourage the training and mobility of researchers;
  4. Industries interested in capitalising on the researcher’s results and suggesting which knowledge is important for their needs.

In January 2012, a new questionnaire was designed to collect further information to support the design of the EU PhD in Transport and the related training programme. This was first sent to the DETRA project partners to be tested and then in May to the list of stakeholders identified at the beginnig of the process (mentioned above).

The analysis of the results of the 2012 questionnaire will be cross-checked with the results obtained from the previous questionnaire on the state-of-the-art of PhD practices in Europe, and this will provide the guidelines for a common PhD on Transport to be defined and proposed to the universities hosting PhD schools dealing with transport issues and delivering the title. All of these results will serve as the basis for the final report provided at the end of the project.

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