As part of the EIT Lable requirement for the doctoral training and course package a 4 to 6 month mobility is included. The PhD candidates being part of the Doctoral Training Network are conducting their PhD research within an external organization and in another country. This is to facilitate networking and get additional perspectives on their research.
To find good placements is a challenge and need to be valuable both for the PhD candidate as well as the hosting organization (university, city or company). Facilitating this process will make is easier for the PhD candidates to focus of their studies and with more good options to chose from a better match and quality should be possible to achieve benefitting both parties.
Do you agree with the statements above? How significant is this need? Why may organisations be reluctant to host the PhD candidates?
We should here focus on trying to understand the nature of the problem, so please try to avoid to discussing concrete solutions, even if it is difficult. Potential solutions will be discussed in the next step of the process.