Internationally Collaborative Doctoral Programs Webinar

Watch the recording from the session held on June 22, 2021.

Session Overview

International collaboration in doctoral programs can enhance the academic quality, their relevance, and their attractiveness to potential applicants. Internationally designed and delivered programs support international network building for our PhD students, open doors to lasting international research collaboration and improve Western’s international visibility and reputation.

This webinar is the first in a series of five webinars that explore different models of collaboration, various funding models and a range of possible partner regions/countries. The webinars in this series are jointly designed and delivered by Western International and the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at Western University.

The first webinar focuses on “International Research Training Groups”, a model developed in Germany, which aims at bringing together teams of PhD students and supervisors, often from interdisciplinary backgrounds, whose projects share a common focus. Two or more institutions from two countries work together. Funding is being provided by the German Research Foundation (DFG) with matching funding on the Canadian side coming from the NSERC-CREATE program.

Workshop Program and Resources - June 22, 2021

10:00 am

Welcome and Introduction

Andrew Hrymak, PhD, Special Advisor to the President, Western University 

Ruth Martin, PhD, Associate Dean – Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Western University

10:10 am

Projects in Practice

NSERC-CREATE Collaboration with Western University and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Jeffrey Wood, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Western University

Thomas Boehlke, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

ATUMS Collaboration with University of Alberta and Technical University of Munich

Jon Veinot, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at University of Alberta

10:35 am

Q & A Period

Moderator: Andrew Hrymak, PhD

 10:45 am

Funding Agencies

German Research Foundation (DFG)
Astrid Evers, PhD

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Teresa Jurewicz, Team Leader, Innovative Collaborations and Science Promotion
For general inquiries for the CREATE program,please contact

 11:10 am

Q & A Period

Moderator: Andrew Hrymak, PhD

 11:45 am

Closing Remarks

Britta Baron, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (International), Western University