Joint PhD Programme of UNIC partners

Our International Qualification Opportunities for you

What is this programme about?

Based on its core values, UNIC is dedicated to supporting networking and further development of research on Migration. The UNIC PhD Programme (UPP) offers qualification and training opportunities and brings together PhD researchers working on the topic of Migration within the UNIC network of partner universities.


UPP offers you an easy access to visit courses of partner universities. (Virtual) mobility enables Early Career Researchers to collect international experiences and to inter-connect. As a flexible programme, you can choose the most suitable courses and events. Its international perspectives complement and support your regular PhD procedure.

Who can participate and how does it work?

  • PhD researchers of all UNIC universities working on the field of migration or in neighbouring fields.
  • Some of the offers are also open for PhD researchers with other research focusses

How can I participate?

  • As a PhD researcher enrolled at one of the UNIC universities, you can register for the offered qualifications.
  • The registration is organised directly by the course offering university. You find a link to the detailed information and registration process at the description of each offer.
  • Please note that some offers have a limitation for the number of participants.

What about Certificates and Recognition?

The international perspectives provided by the programme complement and support your regular PhD supervision but they do not replace local mentoring and supervision.


PhD researchers receive a certificate for their participation in an international UNIC event and in some cases an extra certificate for their chosen course.


In the case that a course is needed as an official part of your PhD degree, please contact your home university beforehand for the recognition questions!

HERE YOU FIND AN OVERVIEW ON THE PROGRAMME

Below you find more information on internationalisation opportunities at the UNIC universities, where research on migration and integration is done at UNIC partner universities, as well as contact information.

Responsible research: publications, data, metrics and merits

Date

:
31.10. -5.12.2022 (weekly course)

Qualification Area

:
Research data management

University

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University of Oulu

Place

:
Online

Finding scientific information and the most important databases. Reference management. Evaluation based on scientific publications. Visibility of researchers and research. Choosing publication channel. Responsible science, open access publishing, and managing of research data. 2 ECTS credits.

Career transition from research to business

Date

:
Anytime in 2023

Qualification Area

:
Career orientation

University

:
Ruhr University Bochum

Place

:
Online

The e-learning-course supports you to prepare a career outside academia. It provides basic knowledge and offers exercises for your personal reflection. It conveys important knowledge in video presentations and provides a workbook that helps you to implement and use the knowledge conveyed in the videos for your own career planning.

The E-Learning course guides you to… • analyze and understand your personal reasons for changing careers • identify your personal competencies • understand your own motivations, values and aims • reflect possible ways of working

Methodological conference

Date

:
11-13 January 2023

Qualification Area

:
Research Methods

University

:
University of Zagreb

Place

:
Presence at Faculty of Law of University of Zagreb

Methodological conference - "Research Methodology in Legal Sciences":

  • presentation of methodology that will be applied in the doctoral research of each candidate and active participation in the discussion of that presentation and presentations of other candidates;
  • after the conference doctoral students submit a written paper of approximately 2000 words describing the presentation and discussion.

Introduction to quantitative methodology

Date

:
11, 18, 25 January 2023, 1 February 2023

Qualification Area

:
Research Methods

University

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University of Deusto

Place

:
Presence (maybe Hybrid)
  • Introduction: The scientific method, epistemological perspective
  • Individuals, variables, datasets, descriptives
  • Introduction to SPSS. Data entry, data checking and editing
  • Frequencies and descriptive statistics
  • The logic of inference
  • Association between nominal variables (crosstabulation and Chi sq)
  • Association between count variables (correlation)
  • Compare means (T-Test and One-way Anova)

How to build research reputation?

Date

:
23.02.2023

Qualification Area

:
Communication & Career orientation

University

:
Ruhr University Bochum

Place

:
Presence at RUB

Research Communication Day is an interdisciplinary event. It addresses a broader understanding of research communication with the aim of providing strategies, skills, and experiences on how to integrate highly specialized research knowledge into effective communication across (disciplinary) and institutional boundaries. The one-day event combines professional input with skill-building opportunities and an exchange about participants' research projects, bringing together knowledge, methods, and practical experience in a cross-disciplinary dialogue.

Zen thesis: Responsible Management of Research Data

Date

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02 March 2023

Qualification Area

:
Research Methods

University

:
University of Liège

Place

:
Online

This training covers three areas: o Knowing your data well: integrity of acquisition and selection methods, regulations, management plan... o Using your data well: importance of a well‐ defined methodology, good and bad practices, quality approach in research... o Sharing data well: replicability, open and fair data, use of metadata, archiving and transparency, protection...

The agenda pages and the registration form are only accessible to ULiège researchers. External PhD students from UNIC partner universities can consult the details of the courses in the catalogue https://www.recherche.uliege.be/books/formations-transversales/ and would have to register via the address doc-training@uliege.be specifying that they are involved in the UNIC programme.

Zen thesis: I write my thesis on a daily basis

Date

:
16 March 2023

Qualification Area

:
Research Methods

University

:
University of Liège

Place

:
Online

During this seminar, doctoral students will have the opportunity to:

  • Have tips to implement the conditions favourable to the writing of their thesis.
  • Become more aware and exchange on their own report and experience of writing,
  • Reflect on the expectations of their supervisors in terms of writing,
  • Carry out writing exercises

The agenda pages and the registration form are only accessible to ULiège researchers. External PhD students from UNIC partner universities can consult the details of the courses in the catalogue https://www.recherche.uliege.be/books/formations-transversales/ and would have to register via the address doc-training@uliege.be specifying that they are involved in the UNIC programme.

Societal Impact of Research

Date

:
31 March - 8 June 2023

Qualification Area

:
Research & Communication

University

:
Malmö University

Place

:
Presence in Malmö

The purpose of the course is to provide students with a critical insight on the value of societal impact and different methods to plan, evaluate and manage it in relation to their own research field. The purpose is also to provide students with the opportunity to train their capacity to reflectively formulate the societal impact and an impact plan for their research as well as communicate them to relevant actors.

Entrepreneurial researchers and creation of spin-off

Date

:
20 April 2023

Qualification Area

:
Career orientation

University

:
University of Liège

Place

:
Precense in Liège

The training will outline the process of creating spin‐offs at the university. It especially emphasizes the steps to consider and the panel of stakeholders/organizations involved that support spin‐offs creation at ULiège. Gesval participates in the creation of innovative companies using technologies (patents, software, know‐how, etc ...) from the University of Liege.

The agenda pages and the registration form are only accessible to ULiège researchers. External PhD students from UNIC partner universities can consult the details of the courses in the catalogue https://www.recherche.uliege.be/books/formations-transversales/ and would have to register via the address doc-training@uliege.be specifying that they are involved in the UNIC programme.

Interculturality, norm critique and education

Date

:
Spring 2023

Qualification Area

:
Research Methods

University

:
Malmö University

Place

:
In Presence at Faculty of Education and Society in Malmö

The aim of the course is to explore and discuss how theoretical perspectives on interculturality and norm critique can be operationalized in the study of research problems connected to education. A particular focus is put on recognizing the complexities of making analyses and how theories and methods interact in the analytical process and in relation to the research results.

Doing the systematic literature Review

Date

:
May 2023

Qualification Area

:
Research Methods

University

:
Erasmus University

Place

:
Online

This course provides guidance for the full literature review process. Participants are trained in searching and selecting relevant literature, applying different reading strategies, assessing the selected literature, and presenting the findings. We will focus on the systematic and critical way of reviewing literature. PhD researchers from UNIC partner universities do not have to pay a fee to participate in the course.

Migration Research Center at Koç University (MiReKoc) International Summer School

Date

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July/August 2023

Qualification Area

:
Migration research-related qualification

University

:
Koç University

Place

:
Hybrid

The international summer school program is on yearly selected theme and topics. It is composed of two weeks of lectures and discussions led by distinguished faculty members, international policy makers and experts; participants additionally have multiple opportunities to share their studies and thoughts with these scholars in an interactive environment.

Mobility Opportunities for PhD researchers at UNIC partner universities

Would you like to collect some experience abroad and widen your networks?

Here you can find further information on internationalisation opportunities at the UNIC universities:

Ruhr University Bochum

RUB Research School: Funding for Internationalization

International Office: International Portal

Erasmus University
University of Zagreb

Faculty of Law, International Office: https://www.pravo.unizg.hr/en/international/office

Central International Relations Office: http://www.unizg.hr/homepage/international-exchange/exchange-students/

Koç University
University of Liège

Research on migration and integration at the UNIC partner universities

Would you like to collect some experience abroad and widen your networks? Here you can find further information on internationalisation opportunities at the UNIC universities:

Ruhr University Bochum

Faculty of Social Sciences: Research projects
RUB Research School: SYLFF-Mikrokolleg on "Forced Migration"

Erasmus University

Mostly at the faculties:

  • ESSB (Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences),
  • ISS (International Institute of Social Studies) and
  • ESHCC (Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication)

Prominent examples of research centers are:
Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre Governance of Migration and Diversity (GMD)
Erasmus Migration & Diversity Institute (EMDI)
International Institute of Social Studies, Migration and Diversity research theme

University of Oulu

University of Oulu

  • Faculty of Education, Research Unit of Values, Ideologies and Social Contexts of Education
  • Faculty of Technology, Department of Architecture, particularly Adjunct Professor Outi Autti’s research project on the Lapland War, forced migration (1944-1945), reconstruction and transgenerational coping (project time 2022-2026)
  • Faculty of Science, Geography Research Unit
  • Mobile North research group (across faculties)
  • Mobile Futures project (across faculties, universities)
  • Research group for Epistemic Matters (across faculties, universities)
University of Zagreb
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BINATIONAL PHD/ COTUTELLE DE THÈSE

Would you be interested to write your PhD thesis at two different UNIC universities? A Cotutelle de thèse might be the right option for you! A binational PhD means to have supervisors on two universities in different countries and to spend substantial time doing research at both partner universities. If this is of interest for you, consult with your supervisor on this option.

Contact at the UNIC universities

:

Ruhr University Bochum
unicteam@rub.de
University College Cork
unic@ucc.ie
Deusto University
unic.ud@deusto.es
Fadi Hirzalla
hirzalla@egsh.eur.nl
Koc University
unic@ku.edu.tr
University of Liege
unic@uliege.be
University of Oulu
unic@oulu.fi
University of Zagreb
unic@unizg.hr
University of Lodz
unic@uni.lodz.pl
Malmö University
unic@mau.se

Would you like to know more?

UNIC, the European University of Post-Industrial Cities, is an alliance of 10 universities.


UNIC is dedicated to boosting the resilience of universities, cities and their superdiverse communities. The UNIC ambition is to develop innovative and sustainable means of university collaboration that increase student and staff mobility while fostering social inclusion and furthering societal impact

With “UNIC4ER – Engaged Research” the alliance will develop a joint strategy on “engaged research” for enhancing inclusion, impact and mobility within and in between the

partner universities.


The aim is to develop research in cooperation with Cities and Citizens and to increase impact-orientation in research. This is accompanied by open Science trainings and other networking and qualification events, which are open for UNIC PhD

UNIC partners are also members of IMISCOE (International Migration Research Network), Europe's largest interdisciplinary research network in the field of migration, integration and diversity studies. The research network currently consists of 61 research institutes from almost all European countries.


IMISCOE offers further possibilities for PhD networking and training on the field migration.