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Call for 2013 now open: Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Programme 'Science for Management of Rivers and their Tidal Systems'


The call for positions 2013 is now available.

The SMART Joint Doctorate focuses on the core areas of natural and engineering sciences relevant to the sustainable management of river systems from their headwaters to estuaries. SMART aims to provide education and research at PhD level by offering a 3-year programme in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus action. It adopts a multidisciplinary, multi-scale approach that integrates relevant aspects of the physical, chemical and biological sciences, including relevant theory, monitoring and modelling techniques.

Admission is on a selective basis; the best candidates will be assigned attractive EU fellowships.

Application deadline: January 15th, 2013 at 1.00 p.m. – Italian time (GMT+1)

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The aim of SMART is to provide education and research at PhD level that trains the doctoral candidate to think globally and co-work in multidisciplinary research teams. This will make SMART alumni attractive scientists/engineers for employment in EU and worldwide local and international institutions, universities, private companies, and research bodies.

SMART is a multidisciplinary and inter-sectoral consortium composed of 3 partner universities with a decade of successful cooperation: University of Trento (Italy, Coordinator); Queen Mary, University of London (United Kingdom) and Free University of Berlin (Germany). Associate partners include 4 Universities, 3 Private Companies, 1 Government Agency and 4 Research Institutes covering 8 different countries and 4 continents. SMART encompasses three national doctoral/graduate schools in the partner universities.