PhD Hub: A platform opening research to new opportunities

PhD Hub: A platform opening research to new opportunities

February 10, 2021
 

We are celebrating more than 3 years of cooperation and hard work dedicated to the European PhD Hub, a project that further professionalised PhD training and opened new horizons among European academic and non-academic partners.

On January 25th 2021, the partners met for the closing meeting of the project under the Erasmus+ funding scheme. The meeting focused on the lessons learned, final remarks from the partners and Advisory Board members, financial matters and, foremost, on discussing the sustainability of the PhD Hub Network.

The PhD Hub: a success story

Halfway between celebration and reflection, we can confidently say that the European PhD Hub achievements have met the objectives of this ambitious project, namely reinforcing the knowledge square and developing an online portal for business-oriented research & networking opportunities, but more efforts are still necessary to make University-Business cooperation the norm at PhD level.

During the years of development of the project, and especially this past year, the PhD Hub has grown from idea to reality, welcoming new Local Hubs along the way. The intensification of the cooperation has focused on the expansion of the network and coordination of actions and knowledge transfer among local hubs at various flagship events, such as the local hub coordinators’ exclusive meet-up, the PhD Hub Hackathon or the European Innovation Fest.

While ultimately systematic cooperation with non-academic partners at doctoral level remains a point on which the higher education sector should invest more resources, the project has had a generally positive impact when it comes to raising awareness and providing solutions about knowledge transfer and professionalisation of PhDs.

The PhD Hub platform will continue being hosted and maintained by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, ensuring that the PhD Hub network can continue growing and the platform being improved for its users.

All the deliverables of the project, including e-books, guides and products are available in the PhD Hub Resource Center – open access and free.

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the partners of the project – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hellenic Petroleum, Euroconsultants, Birmingham City University, Auger Torque, the University of Alcalà, Advanticsys, the University of Lodz and LSI Software – for their outstanding support in making this Erasmus+ project a success.

We all stand committed to pursuing success in research & innovation in Europe.

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