During the annual Summer School, doctoral candidates will follow a specific common training programme to address these main points:
Active pedagogy will be developed and candidates will work in small groups (from 2 to 5 people) on mini-projects, case studies, working groups, simulated situations, workshops, and so on. Candidates will also use their own research challenges to feed the activities. Professionals from the partners' institutions and companies and more advanced candidates will run the groups. Hence a "cohort" spirit will be developed among the candidates.
The annual Summer School will also bring together all the stakeholders of the program, including Coordination Office, Supervisors, Doctoral Candidates, Industrial Partners, and the T.I.M.E. Association. It will be organised each year by a different partner.
The first CLEAN-Gas Summer school was held in June 2016 in Bensheim, Germany, and was organised by our academic partner T.U.Da. The ESRs attended the school together with external PhD students, being the summer school also open to other participants. However, in addition to the lectures, a two-day seminar on softskills was offered to the project’s PhD students in Darmstadt. The last day of the school, we organised a meeting with all the CLEAN-Gas partners and the ESRs, where the students presented their work and the Key groups met to discuss the progress of the project and to plan the next steps.
The project's second Summer school was held in Brussels, Belgium, from 26 to 30 June 2017, and was organised by our partner ULB. The invited lecturers were experts on the field of Combustion and Fluid dynamics, their contribution was much appreciated by the ESRs, as well as the lectures provided by the industrial partners, namely Numeca and Rolls Royce. On the last day of the school, the ESRs underwent a mid-term defence specifically organised to verify that the doctoral work was on the right path for completion. They presented their work in front of the Scientific Committee whose purpose was to ensure the high quality of both the programme and the supervision. Moreover, during the last day of the school, all the partners participated in the Key group meetings.
The last Summer school was organized by our French partner CentraleSupélec, at the end of June 2018.