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Published Oct. 23, 2020 10:00 AM

Bringing together 20 partners across sectors and disciplines, the PhD network PLATO equips 15 researchers with innovative training at doctoral level. We asked our project partners about the benefits of collaborating with other sectors during a doctorate.

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Published Oct. 25, 2019 10:54 AM

The last of four PLATO PhD schools recently took place at the University of Twente. Entering their third and final year, the PhDs discussed preliminary findings, publishing strategies and research communication, and a lot more.

Published Nov. 30, 2018 2:23 PM

As part of PLATO's training programme, the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics, Sciences Po Paris hosted a three-day training in giving scientific presentations. Focusing on presentation skills through intensive rehearsal early on in a doctorate quickly proved its value.

Published Mar. 22, 2018 5:58 PM

Would you like to do a PhD on the legitimacy of the European Union after the financial crisis? The IHS Vienna invites applications for a PhD fellowship as part of the PLATO PhD network.

Applicants should hold a master degree in political science, sociology, or a related social science discipline. The position is announced for a period of 2,5 years with no teaching obligations.

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Published Nov. 6, 2017 5:14 PM

The EU's legitimacy in the wake of the financial crisis was discussed by an international group of researchers in Oslo last month. PLATO has relevance written all over it, Vice-Rector Åse Gornitzka said at the project's kick-off Conference.

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Published Sep. 29, 2017 2:24 PM

Fifteen young researchers from all over Europe are starting their PhDs this fall, all with the same question: Did the financial crisis lead to a crisis that now calls into question the very existence of the European Union? 

Published May 4, 2016 9:23 AM

ARENA and professor Chris Lord have won through with the PhD network PLATO in Horizon 2020. Lord will coordinate nine leading research universities and eleven private partners.

Published May 3, 2016 11:05 AM

ARENA has been awarded a prestigious grant from Horizon 2020 to establish a PhD network on the EU’s post-crisis legitimacy. Prof. Chris Lord will coordinate the research in a network of 20 partners.