PEARL, proposed by I-SITE ULNE, will target three main objectives: (1) training, in an interdisciplinary context, a generation of early-stage researchers (PhD students) for scientific and technical excellence and equipping them with unique skills in terms of transferable background, fully build on selected societal challenges needs. (2) implementing innovative actions aimed at boosting the careers of PhD students, exposing them to inter-sectorial (via a strong network of public and private organisations) and international mobility (taking advantage of a unique cross-border campus), and at enabling them to develop skills via an efficient mentoring and managerial scheme and (3) helping I-SITE ULNE to achieve its main goal: to be ranked among Europe's 50 leading reference universities and to be recognized at the highest international level.
Meeting European standards for doctoral studies, PEARL aims to welcome and guide recruited PhD students in the best conditions, provide them with a secure and unparalleled environment to carry out their research. The selected scientific domains proposed by PEARL combine science and scientific solutions with societal approaches to build tomorrow’s inclusive society promoting citizen well-being, aiming at transferring fundamental discoveries to applied technologies, to produce tangible innovation in society. PEARL will offer top quality conditions and a highly attractive environment of excellence, intended to fuel student’s desire to learn, as well as boost their taste for entrepreneurship and, creativity in research. The interdisciplinary / transnational character of the PhD projects, along with international and inter-sectorial secondments will be an asset for the future employability of PhD students both in and outside academia.
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