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Live a unique PhD experience with CIVIS!

CIVIS, a European Civic University brings together eight leading research universities from eight countries across Europe. All CIVIS member universities share academic freedom and intellectual values as well as a culture of excellence. 

Through this new and ambitious initiative, our goal is to create a truly European interuniversity space where you will enjoy seamless mobility to study, teach, train, work and collaborate in any of the CIVIS member universities.

Find all the latest activities, courses, and opportunities for PhDs on the dedicated webpage.

Towards interdisciplinary and impact-driven academic and research projects

Fostering collaboration in education, research and innovation are fundamental aspects of our European University Initiative. Within our university alliance, we will develop innovative educational and research initiatives which will focus on major societal challenges rather than disciplines. To this extent, we will foster collaboration around 5 interdisciplinary thematic research and education areas which are linked to CIVIS’s values and closely connected to the UN sustainable development goals:

  • Health

  • Cities, territories and mobilities

  • Digital and Technological transformation

  • Climate, environment and energy

  • Society, culture, heritage

Supporting you through career development and extensive collaboration

Working within the CIVIS university alliance, you will:

  • benefit from facilitated access to a European and collaborative environment
  • have access to first-class research and academic infrastructures
  • benefit from funding opportunities and doctoral fellowships
  • take on a European Doctoral programme with mobility opportunities
  • develop your professional skills through advanced courses and training programmes
  • work on interdisciplinary and international projects which are focused on societal challenges
  • build a professional network at European and international level
  • have many opportunities for multidisciplinary research across the network of eight universities
  • attend exclusive seminars, conferences and other events to CIVIS members only

Opportunities for PhD candidates

Stockholm University opens one of its doctoral school to CIVIS PhD candidates

  • More information here.

Online Info-Meetings on Doing a Doctorate in Tübingen

  • More information here.

2nd PhD Research Symposium in Health Sciences and Biomedicine

  • More information here.

Interdisciplinary approaches in scientific research

3 online sessions open to CIVIS doctoral candidates in January/February 2021

How to identify emerging research topics. Strategies and tools

Facilitating Leadership in a Knowledge-Based Society

Last week of June (TBC) organized by International Academic Program-UAM, operating in collaboration with the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard University

Science and Sociability in the Renaissance 4.0

Online course organized by International Academic Program-UAM, operating in collaboration with the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard University

19th Transnational History Seminar