Open Call - Proposals for Doctoral Programs


General Aims

The establishment of interdisciplinary and structured Doctoral Programs should strengthen the fields of competences defined in the BOKU development plan. The interdisciplinary connections between the disciplines should support profile-building measures in both, research and education.

A modern and state-of-the art doctoral education should be developed by combining different disciplines and innovative synergetic potentials. The working language of the Doctoral Programs has to be English.

Proposals for structured DPs submitted in this call must follow the seven "Principles for Innovative Doctoral Training" published by the European Union:

  • Research Excellence
  • Attractive Institutional Environment
  • Interdisciplinary Research Capacity
  • Exposure to non-academic employment sectors
  • International networking
  • Transferable skills training
  • Quality Assurance