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Pre-announcement of the Call for Applications for the Second DocLinks Residential School 2013
12 February 2013

UniPID, in cooperation with the University of Helsinki, will host the second DocLinks Residential School in Helsinki, Finland on July 2-5, 2013. The first DocLinks Residential School was held in Botswana in July 2012. The call for Applications for the DocLinks Residential School 2013 will be launched in mid-January with the deadline for submission in mid-February.

The residential school is part of an Erasmus Mundus-funded project, DocLinks ( that aims to increase understanding and establish better links between African and European Doctoral Education Candidates and early career researchers. The residential 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 residential 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
More information and a preliminary programme can be found on the UniPID website:
DocLinks Summer School (

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