LERU SUMMER SCHOOL
Doctoral Summer School
The LERU Doctoral Summer School is an annual event aiming to provide doctoral candidates with unique professional and personal development opportunities beyond what they are generally exposed to in the course of their PhD training. By creating an exceptional and truly international, intercultural and interdisciplinary meeting of bright young minds, the Summer School creates a highly stimulating learning experience which is of long lasting value to the participants’ future careers. Participants are LERU university PhD candidates who are selected on the basis of a university-wide competition.
In 2022 the LERU summer school will be hosted and organised by the Urban Futures Studio of Utrecht University. Its theme will be The University of the Future, Rethinking the role of universities worldwide in the face of the challenges of the 21st century.
A group of 60 selected PhD students from LERU members and a number of UU partner universities will get together for a week to listen to inspiring speakers and to work on a Manifest. The formula of this Summer School is such that relatively much time is reserved for participants to deliberate and brainstorm, to write their appeal in stages throughout the week.
Among the speakers are José van Dijck, Maarten Hajer, the still to be appointed Prince Claus Chair, and Leonardo da Vinci expert Michael Kwakkelstein. Geert Buelens will guide the participants in writing a Manifest, which at the end of the week will be presented to a panel of stakeholders.
By creating an exceptional and truly international, intercultural and interdisciplinary meeting of bright young minds, the Summer School creates a highly stimulating learning experience which should be of long lasting value to the participants’ future careers.
Are you interested?
You can apply by submitting a CV and a motivation letter to: , who can provide you with more information. Candidates should be well advanced in their doctoral project and have a strong motivation in rethinking the role of universities in their regional setting, but also nationally, in Europe, and globally.
Programme: The preliminary programme is available: https://www.uu.nl/sites/default/files/LERU%20summer%20school%20programme%20%20Utrecht%20University.pdf