At present, it is difficult for doctoral students who are trained in mining and exploration related research to meet and make contact with each other as there is no common forum that makes this possible. It is equally difficult for doctoral students to get in touch with other researchers in the field as well as with industry and authorities. By starting a PhD student network, we want to bring together doctoral students with researchers, industry and authorities along the whole value chain including a broad range of disciplines. In addition to this, this network can help facilitate collaboration between Swedish universities regarding doctoral courses, and provide easier access to courses at different Swedish universities.
The network is part of the Strategic Innovation Program for the Swedish Mining and Metal producing industry, SIP STRIM. The program is financed jointly by VINNOVA, The Swedish Energy Agency and FORMAS.
This project will provide several workshops where members and invited guests can discuss about PhD life in Sweden, research networking, and career opportunities after PhD in the academe and the industry. Attendance is open to any doctoral student in a field relevant to SIP STRIM. Travel and accommodation will be covered by SIP STRIM.
- Luleå University of Technology
- Stockholm University
- Chalmers University of Technology
- Linköpings University
- Stockholm School of Economics