The next phase of the Wallenberg Wood Science Center's graduate school, WWSC Academy, is now starting. The graduate school aims to provide participants with both an overview of the research field and a network for future collaborations. Through Treesearch, there is now an opportunity for PhD students from other projects to become a part of the WWSC Academy.
The graduate school has since the start of WWSC been a vital part of the center. With the start of the first course in October the next phase of the graduate school begins, and with that the education of a new generation of PhD students.
”We want to prepare you to become next-generation scientists, inventors, and engineers that will meet tomorrow´s need in the Swedish forest value chain,” says Anette Larsson, Director of WWSC Academy.
Together with the deputy directors Lauren McKee and Igor Zozoulenko, a course program that covers everything from characterization techniques to organic electronics has been presented. New for this batch of WWSC Academy is the possibility of having optional modules in some of the courses, making the courses even more relevant for the participants.
“We are really looking forward to meeting all of you new PhD students and welcoming you to the first course that will give you an introduction to the field and the center,” says Anette Larsson.
Open for Treesearch participants
Just like the previous WWSC Academy, PhD students within Treesearch are welcome to participate.
”As a Treesearch PhD student you’ll be a part of the WWSC Academy network and get to participate in the courses throughout the period, as well as in the WWSC conferences.“ says Gunnar Westman, Deputy Director Education in Treesearch.
To participate in WWSC Academy, the Treesearch PhD students will apply to participate in the full WWSC Academy program, rather than as previously apply for specific courses. The once-admitted student has thereby a secured spot in the future WWSC Academy courses as well as in the center’s internal conferences.
The number of available Treesearch spots is limited, and application is done via treesearch.se.
The first course in October
The first course will be held at October 24 – 26 at Skytteholm, Ekerö, just outside Stockholm, and will provide an introduction to WWSC and WWSC Academy. An overview of the course schedule is available at wwsc.se/wwsc-academy/.
To participate in the first course, Treesearch needs the registration by October 9.
Information on coming application period will be posted at treesearch.se.
Treesearch aims at creating a national platform to support the research on new materials from the forest. Research projects conducted within Treesearch research areas and the researchers who are active in these projects are welcome to join the platform.