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Supported and co-funded by the European Commission through Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND Programme and together with other 42 partners, the University of Deusto (UDEUSTO) provides 16 three-years positions offered in two calls: the first call was launched in February 2016 and the second one in February 2017.

Deusto International Research School (DIRS) aims at attracting qualified international “Early Stage Researchers” for high quality PhD training. The aim of the programme is to increase the international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility of researchers, in line with the principles set out in the European Charter for Researchers ,the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers and with the EU Principles for Innovative Doctoral Training. The recruited researchers have joined an attractive and highly internationalised, interdisciplinar and intersectoral research and training ecosystem.

The selected candidates are enrolled in one of the seven existing doctoral programmes around four research foci:

  • Education and Lifelong Learning;
  • Health and Wellbeing;
  • Human Rights, Peace and Conflict Resolution; and
  • Sustainable Development and Innovation.

Furthermore, the programme provides transnational and cross-sectoral mobility opportunities. At the same time, the wide set of academic and non-academic partners institutions participating in the project offer hosting and secondment opportunities to be decided with PhD tutor and set in the Personal Career Development Plan and training in research and T-shaped skills.

In alignement with the high quality European Commission’s requirements, the candidates have been selected via an open, transparent, merit-based, impartial, equitable and internationally advertised procedure in order to avoid any kind of inequality or discrimination, guaranteeing a fair selection process.

Regarding terms and conditions, the selected candidates have signed an employment contract and will benefit from a shared supervision and mentoring process formally inscribed in the Doctoral Agreement and the individualised Personal Career Development Plan.

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DIRS project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skolodwska-Curie grant agreement Nº665959.

6i-DIRS project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skolodwska-Curie grant agreement Nº847624.