SESE doctoral programs


SESE doctoral programs

The concept of the SEEEP Doctoral Programs on Sustainability Engineering (SESE) is to put together institutions from both China and the EU to jointly address a common research agenda and design activities where both students, researchers and staff could meet, cooperate and work together. Among others, the doctoral programs promote student exchange, summer/winter schools and jointly seek for additional funding opportunities.

SESE Organisation and Structure

The SESE Doctoral Program must be submitted under a call for applicants. The proposals will be endorsed by the SEEEP by its absolute merit criterion, including the relevance of the topic, the quality of the research team and the overall impact, and by its global thematic consistency.

The SESE Doctoral Programmes must be coordinated by a Chinese member university who invite one European university as the co-applicant.  The consortium varies between 2 to 4 SEEEP members. Mobility between China and Europe is mandatory. Per program no more than 10 Chinese doctoral candidates for joint supervision and a maximum 10 Chinese PhD supervisors to Europe for research exchange. On the European side, no more than 4 European doctoral candidates and no more than 4 professors.

The participating institutions involve their own resources to promote student exchange, summer/winter schools and jointly seek for additional funding opportunities.

Highlighted Programmes

Call Title Consortium
2013   Sustainable Urban Development through the Design, Planning and Construction of Large Public Buildings   China: SCUT

  CLUSTER: POLITO

  Energy and Transportation   ChinaTongji, HIT

  CLUSTERKIT, IST

2014   Materials Engineering   China: USTB

  CLUSTERKULeuven, KTH

2016   Autonomous Mobility Cooperative Research   China: NJTU

  CLUSTER: POLITO

  CREAAM: Collaborative Robots for Elderly Assistance and Advanced Manufacturing   China: SJTU, HIT

  CLUSTER: IST, KIT

 

See also Events for possible activities of the doctoral programs.