DocLinksUniPID, in cooperation with the University of Helsinki, will host the second DocLinks Summer School in Helsinki, Finland on 2-5 July 2013. The Call for Applications for the DocLinks Summer School is now open with the deadline for submission on 15 February 2013.

The Summer School is part of an Erasmus Mundus-funded project, DocLinks, which aims to increase understanding and establish better links between African and European doctoral candidates and early career researchers. The Summer School aims at networking African and European PhD students and supporting the research training and career development of the participants, addressing particularly the areas of training where gaps currently exist.

The overarching focus of the 2013 Summer School will be on Bridging Research and Policy for Sustainable Development, which will allow the participation of African and European doctoral students across disciplines. Under this theme, participants will develop their knowledge on various issues related to researchers’ academic responsibilities and roles, and the communication and implementation of research findings, such as:

  • Ideologies, politics and values: academic responsibilities and roles
  • Images of Africa: working with and against stereotypes
  • Communicating research findings to stakeholders, policy makers and media
  • Shifting between theoretical discourse and common language

For more information and the application form, please visit the UniPID website.

For further information, please contact:

Ms Lotta Kinnunen
Research Assistant
Finnish University Partnership for International Development (UniPID)
University of Jyväskylä
P.O. Box 35
FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä