The training component of the MARES Doctoral Programme is implemented through the MARES Joint Doctoral Training Programme, which aims to offer one coherent training programme for Doctorate candidates in Marine Sciences. The training programme is jointly organized by the MARES Network and administratively managed by the MARES Secretariat and the Coordinating Institution Ghent University.
- at least 24 Credits of training of which at least 10 Credits in transferable skills and at least 10 Credits in expert training courses
- attendance of at least two international scientific conferences (with poster or oral presentation),
- at least one publication accepted in a peer reviewed journal,
- attend at least two ‘MARES Annual Meetings’
The Training programme is an integral part of the MARES Doctoral Programme. All MARES Doctoral Candidates are obliged to follow and complete the MARES Joint Doctoral Training Programme. However, other Doctoral Candidates are invited to join this training programme as well. A Doctoral Candidate who completes the requirements of the training programme will receive a training programme certificate issued by Ghent University.
Yearly in June/July the MARES Secretariat will publish a training catalogue of a MARES approved training courses. In order to compile the catalogue yearly, a call for training courses will be published within the MARES Network between April and May. Candidates can select the training courses after publication of the training catalogue. Enrolment Forms are published at our website.
Each candidate will be able to register for training courses throughout the year prior to the enrolment deadline of the specific training. Selection of trainings is communicated to the MARES Secretariat and the course organizers. Organization of the payment of participation costs is in hands of the local organizers. The selection of training courses by MARES Doctoral Candidates needs approval by the candidate’s doctoral promoters.
If you're interested to participate in the MARES Joint Doctoral Training Programme, you will first need to register, so the MARES Secretariat can check your eligibility for your enrolment into the training programme. It is best to register before September 1st. After the MARES Secretariat has checked your application on eligibility, you will be notified of the outcome of this decision and will also receive an invoice to finalize your enrolment into the training programme. Participation costs in the MARES Joint Doctoral Training Programme are set at 240€ / year. At a later date - after the Training Catalogue has been published - registered candidates will be able to choose trainigs from the training catalogue. Each training course has a specific cost and some are free.