UTU-ESR Programme: Solutions for Green and Digital Transition
UTU-GreDiT is a unique international, inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme hosted by the University of Turku (UTU). The objective of UTU-GreDiT is to provide a top-quality research training ecosystem for 25 ESRs focusing on Green and Digital Transition to strengthen transformative change. It boosts transformative change towards sustainable societies and producing high-demand experts for the needs of public-private sectors and academia. The call of the UTU-GreDiT Programme will be published internationally and applicants will be evaluated through an open, merit-based process by external evaluators. The appointed ESRs will be full members of UTU Graduate School (UTUGS) with similar opportunities, obligations and working conditions to other UTUGS members. UTU-GreDiT will integrate cutting-edge research infrastructures, experienced supervisors, and existing knowledge base of 14 research groups with >45 professors and experienced researchers. This enables ESRs to gain high-quality training and perform novel research under interdisciplinary supervision that crosses research groups from UTU and associated partners on topics related to Green and Digital Transition, and European Green Deal. National or international 4-6 months secondments and other training activities are provided through 26 associated partners and UTU. UTU-GreDiT will provide transferable skills for ESRs including scientific writing, project management, culture of open science and entrepreneurial skills that are essential for widening their career prospects. The training and secondments offered will actively involve all participants, and thus, contribute to bridging the gaps between research and private sector and boosting the sustainable socio-economic growth from regional to EU level. After training, ESRs will be capable of working in the private or public sector or academia, especially in the area of Green and Digital Transition, and have skills to start their own business, as well.