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Are you curious about research and research professions?
Discover the EDUC online course that might be for you!

What is the online course about?

You will be initiated to the Scientific Approach and Critical Thinking in a very interesting and innovative way.

The self-study course is an opportunity to discover scientific method, research professions and to deepen your capacity to think critically in all situations. The course is composed of 8 interactive and exciting online sections, with contributions from teachers and researchers from the European alliance. Sections last approximately 3 hours each so they are short and easy to manage and are open (in an asynchronous mode) for a 10-week period. This course is open to all students, in an open access self-study approach

You can register for one of the two upcoming sessions:

  • 13th September until 22nd November 2023 (application deadline 8th September)
  • 11th October until 20th December 2023 (application deadline 6th October)

This online course focuses on 8 different themes that are the following:

1 - Identification of a scientific question

2 - Bibliographic research and tools

3 - Selection of instruments to resolve a scientific question

4 - Basis of scientific integrity

5 - Presentation of the research professions and the means of accessing them in each EDUC universitiy

6 - Elements of European research projects

7 - Research presentation

8 - Critical thinking

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What is the Internship Week?

Bachelor students who successfully complete the course will be able to apply for a 1-week internship during the academic year 2023/2024. The internships will be accessible to undergraduate students only. A great opportunity to have an observation period within a research laboratory! Selected bachelor students will have the chance to interact with researchers and PhD students. The objective is to raise awareness on research issues and to develop a deeper understanding of job opportunities in research.

You will find out how a research laboratory works and will test the scientific hypothesis worked on in the virtual class. The internship can be done in a research laboratory at your home university or at one of the EDUC universities in Europe (mobility grants available). A Presentation Day will be organised for the participating students to present their experiences.

For the Internships, a separate communication will be sent to students who complete the online course and are interested in this additional opportunity.