The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities’, a network Uppsala University is part of, organizes a summer school annually. This year, the University of Glasgow is hosting this summer school, and the theme for this year's summer school is research communication.

The summer school lasts for one week between 5-11 July 2020, and covers:

  • Communicating research to diverse audiences/non-academic audiences
  • Communication within a multidisciplinary team
  • Communicating with external stakeholders
  • Communicating with the media
  • Communicating your expertise via your research profile

The summer school will give you an opportunity to both think about how these topics relate to your PhD and future career plans, and to discuss these topics with fellow researchers from across Europe. While doing this, you’ll also be developing practical skills via group work, workshops, and a variety of experiential activities.

Putting the knowledge and skills you’ve gained throughout the week into practice, participants will work together in small teams to eventually produce a short video on an aspect of research communication, which will be available to all PhD students.

Who can apply

PhD candidates from all areas of study are welcome. The PhD candidates must be enrolled at a Guild Member institution. The summer school will be conducted in English. As such, you must have strong listening, speaking, and writing skills in English.

The number of participants for the summer school is limited to 40. This means that only two candidates from each Guild Member universitiy can be nominated. For Uppsala University the selection will be made on the basis of the applicant's CV and a personally motivated letter. The nomination will then be decided by the Communication office together with the Faculty offices.

The programme fee will be covered by Uppsala University. The following is included in the programme fee:

  • Accommodation (including breakfast) within a 10-minute walk to campus.
  • 5 on-campus lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • Transportation to cultural activities
  • Cultural activities (including a visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and a visit to the Scottish Parliament)
  • Traditional Scottish Ceilidh

How to apply

Fill in the forms and upload your CV and a personal letter (one page) motivating your interest. We would like to receive your application no later than 27 March.