The project aims to train students to become full-time academic researchers and teachers in material science-based archaeology. The Institute of Archaeology UCL has a unique range of analytical scientific instruments which enables it to train young Europea n archaeologists in the application of scientific methods. The loA forms already a hub in this field, and the EST programme will allow it to further structure the European Research Area as well as promoting mobility of the most promising European and overs eas emerging researchers. EST fellows will choose from one of six master programmes, selected from the current range of eighteen master degrees offered at the Institute. These programmes were chosen for their interdisciplinary combination of scientific met hods within an archaeological research agenda. An existing successful infrastructure of Masters and research student training will be used to monitor progress of the fellows, who will enjoy full use of the facilities of the Institute and the wide range of expertise of its 50+ academic staff. Particular emphasis will be laid on the development of individual, multi-disciplinary career paths eventually leading to a PhD. An existing network of European and overseas cooperations will enable the fellows to gain a European perspective on modem science-based research in archaeology, and to contribute to the development of similar programmes in their home countries. The EST programme comprises three-month fellowships to foster cooperation with related PhD programmes in other European universities by offering short-term visits at UCL; one-year fellowships are offered for training of Masters students, the most able of which may continue into two-year PhD programmes.
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