Programme

Education at the doctoral school is based on an original programme whose main objective is to prepare the young scientist to conduct independent scientific work at the highest global level. Education proceeds at multiple levels and is for the most part individually tailored to the needs of the ongoing doctoral project and the interests of the young researcher. Only part of the didactic classes takes place in the home department which is part of the doctoral school. Some are run jointly for all PhD students of the doctoral school. Doctoral students can also choose optional classes from the offer of other school units. It is also possible to attend classes which are organised outside the school, e.g. in the form of a series of lectures, scientific schools, workshops and specialist training domestically or abroad.

All doctoral students are required to attend:

1. courses within their discipline (monographic lectures, exercises, traineeships) in the home department and in external institutions where they acquire specialised knowledge and skills necessary to carry out their doctoral projects;

2. general development classes which are independent of the scientific discipline, e.g. in the form of:

  • workshops on the methodology of conducting scientific research, in which students acquire "soft" competencies for effective application for grants, presenting and publishing the results of scientific research,
  • workshops on the deployment of advanced statistical methods in scientific research or
  • lectures on the philosophy of science;

3. interdisciplinary "GeoPlanet" lectures in selected units of the doctoral school outside the home department, whose goal is to broaden the horizons of young scientists beyond the limits of their specialisation and inspire to conduct interdisciplinary research projects;

4. individual specialised training with the supervisor and her/his colleagues whose goal is to familiarise doctoral students with the methodology of research works which is to be used in doctoral research;

5. seminars at which they present their research achievements and familiarise themselves with the scientific research conducted by the academic staff and PhD students.

​​​​​​​There are practically no limits on educational opportunities. Doctoral students can take part in various scientific conferences, internships, training, go on scholarships and research stays, apply for funding and implement their own research ideas.​​​​​​​