- A broad education across the fusion disciplines.
- An appreciation of how their research fits within the overall international fusion programme.
- Generic and language skills that are useful whatever the future career path of the student.
The FUSION-DC rules do not substitute the regulations of the doctoral schools and universities, rather they are intended to be fusion-specific and/or complementary in order to promote the European and international scope. The doctoral students have to comply with all education and training activities that are compulsory in their home doctoral school.
Concretely, the following types of training activities are foreseen:
- The specific academic training (courses) undertaken by the doctoral student must correspond to 18 ECTS (FUSENET minimum), which is compatible with a total of three weeks per year during the first two years of the thesis work.
- Two transferable skills courses for six ECTS (two ECTS each) will be compulsory.
- FUSION-DC will organize, or offer within the FUSENET network, specific activities that can partially or totally substitute equivalent activities at the home doctoral schools, following consent by the latter.
- Internships will be organized by FUSION-DC in its partner research institutes, universities or industrial organizations other than the home institutions (see B.3.1) of the doctoral students.
- Further requirements, that form part of the student’s training and education, are that the student must attend at least two international conferences, with oral or poster presentation (oral and visual presentation skills) and have at least one paper as a first author accepted in a refereed scientific journal (writing skills).