Doctoral Programs

Research / Training Programs / Doctoral Programs

An important operation of the Research Department is the provision of an integrated 3-year Research and Innovation Doctoral Training Program, the CYENS Doctoral Training Program (CYENS DTP). CYENS DTP is an in-house program aiming to support and guide PhD students, registered at a University of the RISE consortium, namely UCY, CUT, OUC, UCL and MPG (Host Universities), and young researchers in research and innovation activities.  Scientific colloquia, mobility activities and visits, joint supervision of PhDs, and joint projects organized in collaboration with the Centre’s advanced partners (UCL and Max Planck) and other members of the CYENS developing network provide opportunities for training and knowledge transfer. 

Via CYENS DTP, the DTP Fellows experience a broad range of projects, activities, and training possibilities. CYENS facilitates the development and innovation of research ideas and outcomes. CYENS DTP aims to provide a direct link to the advanced partners via short-term Internships at their premises. CYENS DTP supports PhD students’ participation in conferences and study visits to established research centres across Europe. 

The program includes a colloquium series in which there will be monthly presentations by the PhD students in a closed and supportive environment. The format of the colloquium series is mentoring oriented. CYENS Doctoral Training Program (DTP) provides the best possible experience of impactful collaboration, following best practices from across Europe. This CYENS DTP experience relies on a good cohort environment at CYENS itself, but also on training the students to engage with the wider community and the partner institutions. 

The DTP program was designed in a way to encourage more collaboration with the advanced partners or with other renowned researchers abroad, since one of the requirements is to have them as a second supervisor. In order to make their contribution substantial, the students have to spend 10-30% of their time visiting the second supervisor.