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The European Joint Doctorate on Social Representations and Communication: an innovative doctoral
program in a networked international research training environment


Built on the experience of both the European PhD on Social Representations and Communication, awarding a recognised joint degree since 1996 ( and the EU approved So.Re.Com. THEmatic NETwork, this international joint doctoral programme includes 8 universities, 2 private companies and 1 public research institute in 8 European countries (AT, CH, CZ, ES, FR, IT, RO, SE), and 6 universities in United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and China.
The goal is to provide doctoral training in Social Representations and Communication, a supra-disciplinary research area of the social sciences that studies the social construction of everyday knowledge in social spheres and media, disseminating European excellence beyond the EU boundaries and attracting the best ESR from abroad. Structured into transnational teams by common research area and complementary multimethodological approaches, this SoReComJointIDP guarantees a well tested training structure including: a) an innovative integrated physical and virtual campus, where world-class academic scientists, internationally recognised experts, experienced researchers and ESR cooperate face-to face and on-line “for” and “by” research; b) multiple supervision via tutoring and co-tutoring by at least three tutors in different countries; c) individual mobility for ESR at research centres for secondments; d) collective international mobility of trainees and teaching staff during International Summer Schools and Lab meetings; e) learning by doing (including transferable skills) in academic and non academic settings; f) worldwide access to common web platform, as tool for documentation, networking, training and monitoring trainees’ progress; g) high tech infrastructure and lab facilities; h) quality evaluation system; i) officialisation of the joint degree; l) active integration in the world-wide SoReCom THEmatic NETwork; m) enhancement of career prospects both in and outside academia

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Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Annamaria Silvana De Rosa (Prof.)
EU contribution
€ 3 170 801,48