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1 Graduate education, Research and Funding Graduate Education Funding

2 Graduate education Courses Thesis Departmental duties (≤20%) Licentiate degree – 120 hp –2 yrs (≥45 hp* courses, ≥60 hp thesis) PhD – 240 hp –4 yrs (≥75 hp* courses, ≥120 hp thesis) –Lic + ≥30 hp courses + ≥60 hp thesis PhD student position “Doktorandtjänst” 1 hp = 1 högskolepoäng = 1 university credit 1 year study = 60 hp */ for CS

3 Undergraduate and graduate education PhD (+3-4 yr) Magister (1 yr) = to industry BSc/Engineer (3 years) BSc/Eng. –Courses on basic level Magister/MSc –Courses on advanced level –Max 25% courses on basic level ”Civilingenjör” Master (2 yr) Lic. –120 hp –2 years –some courses on adv. level PhD. –240 hp –4 years –some courses on adv. level

4 The PhD student in focus Dissertation Recruitment (Leading in RT; Industry coop; Int’l contacts) Co-operation Int’l network >3 months abroad Nat’l network ARTES courses; meetings Co-op projects Uppsala; KTH; CTH Industrial co-operation MRTC ABB, Ericsson, Volvo,... PROGRESS Project; group; lab Seminars; Visitors; External mentors Supervisory team de facto supervisor main supervisor external supervisor Admittance Courses Locally Nationally Internationally Study-plan SotA Publication plans “Thesis proposal”

5 Admittance of Graduate Students Exam on advanced level i.e. Magister exam or Master exam (M.Sc.) in Computer Engineering or Science Alternatively: 240 hp courses with 60 hp on advanced level Alternatively: similar knowledge

6 Subject areas (Forskarutbildningsämne) Graduate education (and research) is organised in subject areas –e.g., Computer Engineering; Computer Science Formal rights granted by the government (University or Science Area) MdH has Science Area Engineering (not in Caring; Hum/Soc..)

7 Admittance and supervision The faculty board has formal responsibility The faculty board decides who can be supervisor –“main supervisor” - should be qualified supervisor (docent or professor) –“assistant supervisor” PhD often the actual supervisor

8 Individual study plan Required for admittance submitted together with undergrad exam and application Rough plan from admittance to dissertation –Courses (name, time, points) –Thesis (titel and time) –Supervisors (type, title, and name) Is a plan! –Revised annually

9 Responsibilities: Grad Student - Supervisor (there is no general rule) Supervisor (H) –Intro to research area –Contacts and refs –Problem formulation –Financing –Co-author Student (D) –Coursework –Study of research area –Problem formulation –Experiments/prototypes –Main author “Goal”: The student should become more competent than the supervisor in the specific area of study tid

10 The academic Career Undergraduate exam (master) Graduate education => Lic and/or PhD PostDoc. Lecturer (Teacher/Researcher) Docent Professor Professor emeritus “ Jubeldoktor” - 50 years since PhD

11 Research Funding Univ. funding (Fakultetsanslag) Res council (forskningsråd) (e.g. VR) Stiftelsen för strategisk forskning KK-stiftelsen Prod.development Efter en bild av Mia Lindegren Commercialisation Applicability Science Basic ResearchApplied ResearchProd.Development Vinnova Teknikbrostiftelsen

12 ”Uppdrag” Projects Programs KK-profile Base funding MdH (fakultetsanslag) CU GS KK-stiftelsenIndustry SSF KK-stift. Vinnova EU VR Vinn- ova Total c:a 50 MSEK MRTC funding (2004) 8 MSEK

13 Teknikbrostiftelsen University – Industry interactions –In particular SMEs (Small and Medium sized Enterprises) Commercialization of univ. knowledge and competence –Early phases – seed capital –In preparation for funding from other sources Exemple: –RealFast and ZealCore

14 Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems Some current initiatives (related to MdH) –Dynamic Innovation Systems (e.g. Robotdalen) –Competence centres (e.g. ASTEC) –Research Institutes (e.g. SICS) –Branch specific initiatives (e.g. vehicles; EAST) –Specific research programmes integrates research and development in technology, transport and working life. VINNOVA´s mission is to promote sustainable growth by financing RTD and developing effective innovation systems. Vinnova supports cooperation between industry, university, and research institutes, as well as international cooperation, mainly within EU.

15 The “new” research foundations “Meidnerska löntagarfonder” Aims at increasing competence to facilitate economic growth. Supports e.g.: - Schools - “New univ.” (e.g. MRTC) - Education of SME’s in Embedded Systems (e.g. TeknIQ) Supports science, engineering and medicine. Development of strong research groups on highest international level, with importance for development of Sweden. - Local Programs (CAS at KTH) - National networks (ARTES)

16 The Swedish Research Council (VR) has a national responsibility for the development of Swedish basic research and research information. VR has three main tasks Funding of basic research Research policies Research information The Swedish EU-R&D Council promotes and co-ordinates the Swedish participation in the EU-R&D framework programmes. provides information and advice monitors Sweden’s progress

17 “Private” research foundations Knut och Alice Wallenbergs stiftelse Volvo Research Foundation...

18 How to write an application? Project name Applicants: “established” researcher + (possibly) junior researcher Abstract (Most people will read only this+budget ;-) Background: Why is this a good project? Problem formulation: Which specific problem is considered? Expected results and impact Related Work (SotA) Partners (academic and/or industrial) Project plan: What should be done when? Budget: (staff, equipment, travel, overhead)? App1: The environment: presentation of research group App2: Curriculum Vitae for applicants Specific instructions on how to write the application is often provided

19 How are applications evaluated? (it varies!) Previous results –you should have a good reputation Relation to purpose of the call Main idea Relation to state-of-the-art Co-operation The plan: methodology and realism The applications are often judged by external (international) experts Is the idea interesting and sound? Will the applicants succeed?

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