The European Commission has announced that it will support 128 Innovative Training Networks – involving 1 389 organisations in 56 countries – under its Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Programme. With a budget of 470 million, MSCA will fund the networks’ top-notch research and training programmes, and will open the opportunity for over 1 800 PhD candidates to complete their doctoral training abroad. They will also contribute to increasing the overall quality and innovation of doctoral training in Europe and beyond.
Tibor Navracsics, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport said: “I congratulate the successful applicants. With the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, we can bring together universities, research institutes and other sectors from around the world, enabling them to draw up excellent doctoral programmes together. Promising PhD candidates will gain experience in different working environments while developing transferable skills that are highly appreciated by employers. The doctoral training will hence be a stepping stone to a successful career.”
The 128 doctoral training programmes selected include 16 European Industrial Doctorates, in which non-academic organisations have an equal role to universities, and 9 European Joint Doctorates delivered by several universities. The selected projects cover a variety of research areas such as engineering and communication, environment, health and palaeontology. Download the full list to see all the projects funded under this programme.