"Opening the SoReCom EuroPhD to the World:
North America, Latin America and China"
Founded in 1993, the European PhD on Social Representations and Communication is a well-established EU consortium of 17 universities, 1 national research Institute, 1 social sciences foundation (Maison des Sciences de l'Homme) and 3 SME partners in the public and private sectors in 11 European countries (Austria, Czech Republic, France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom) that awards a joint doctoral degree. The adhesion of 5 new universities from 4 Third Countries (Argentina, Brazil, Canada and China) will contribute to the internationalisation of the European PhD and strengthen the worldwide cooperation already established within the EU-approved SoReCom THEmatic NETwork of Excellence. The Euro PhD provides training and research opportunities in key areas of social psychology, including theoretical and multimethodological development and the social representations of science, culture, globalization, the media, collective memory and emotions, identity, politics, family, youth communication, institutional policies, the environment, economics, advertising, marketing, health, and risk. The well-tested didactic formula and training structure of this three-year doctorate include: tutoring and co-tutoring triadic system (multiple supervision), face-to-face individual and small group mentoring activities integrated with an open learning system where tutors have on-line access for didactic purposes and to monitor trainees’ progress, structured individual and collective international mobility of trainees and teaching staff (required mobility of at least 12 months for trainees at research centres in two different countries, collective mobility is achieved during International Summer Schools and Lab meetings), and learning by doing in academic and non-academic settings.
|The SoReCom EuroPhD World guarantees:
- mutual recognition for both the training and the joint degree in addition to institutional recognition since 1993 from the EC, universities, and ministries;
- research and transferable skills training in an international environment;
- enhanced career prospects thanks to strong partnerships;
- training process assessment;
- integrated physical and virtual international mobility for research trainees and professors;
- intensive didactic stages in multicultural and multilingual settings;
- greater expansion of networking activities through the unique combination of the SoReCom THEmatic NETwork and the Euro PhD programme.