|Training and Careers
|Education and Training is supported by the NCCR North-South in the following ways: PhD fellowships, support for MSc field work and on-the-job training for all staff members of the programme.
In addition to the individualised training and guidance provided by our partner institutions, the NCCR North-South conducts thematic and methodological training courses, in order to help further interdisciplinary communication and cooperation between researchers. These courses are either regional or integrated: the regional courses group those people working in the same geographic region, while the integrated courses involve participants from different parts of the world.
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The meetings offer an important opportunity for researchers to enhance their skills in their own areas of specialisation and to share their findings in an interdisciplinary setting - an exercise which helps them improve their communication skills with those who are not familiar with their terminology. Field encounters serve to connect the researchers with other members of society. The courses also reinforce contacts between the North and the South and help extend and strengthen South - South research cooperation networks.
They are supplemented by web-based knowledge sharing and downloadable Training Modules of the regional and integrated training courses, as well as by Publishing Toolbox. These tools are available to all team members after login.
A brief overview of what studying within the NCCR North-South implies can be found in the Welcome Package (pdf, 2422 kb)
Career Development and Advancement of Women are among the responsibilities that supervisors and employers have vis-à-vis individual members of the NCCR North-South. Instructions and support are available from their respective Work Packages and Regional Coordination Offices, as well as from the Management Centre, which has the overall responsibility of informing all those concerned about Rules and Procedures, as well as of monitoring implementation and offering tools and measures to support career development efforts beyond what is offered by members' home institutions.
Alumni retain their right to access Career Development and other resources (e.g. the Knowledge Portal, which is only accessible after login) after completion of their PhD within the framework of the NCCR North-South; for example, job links and fellowship announcements are likely to be of interest to them; after login, Alumni can update their personal profile. This will ensure that their updated profile also appears on the external NCCR North-South website.