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What is a marie sklodowska-curie european joint doctorate innovative training network?

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) are part of the European Union's largest Research and Innovation Programme: Horizon 2020.  MSCAs provide funding for research-focussed organisations, such as universities, research centres and companies, to host foreign researchers and to create strategic partnerships with leading institutions world-wide.

Innovative Training Networks (ITNs) are one area which are funded through MSCAs.  ITNs support competitively selected joint research training and/or doctoral programmes implemented by European partnerships of universities, research institutions and non-academic organisations.  The aim of ITNs is to boost scientific excellence and business innovation and enhance researcher career prospects through developing their skills in entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation.

European Joint Doctorates (EJDs) are one of the three types of ITNs.  EJDs require a minimum of three academic organisations to form a network with the aim of delivering joint, double or multiple degrees.  Joint supervision of the research fellow and a joint governance structure are mandatory.

The aim of an EJD is to promote international, intersectorial and multi-interdisciplinary collaboration in doctoral training in Europe.  In addition to organisations from different EU or associated countries, the participation of additional organisations from anywhere in the world, including from the non-academic sector, is encouraged.

For further information on who was involved in the MANTEL EJD ITN, and what research has been undertaken through MANTEL, please click on the links below.

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