Annual Report 2019

Constructing autonomously new scientific knowledge

LISER Doctoral Programme

The LISER Doctoral Programme offers the Doctoral candidates an active and stimulating learning and research environment, where they are trained in wide areas of social science research and accompanied in their learning process to construct autonomously new scientific knowledge.

LISER hosted in 2019, 18 Doctoral candidates from 10 different countries, with a background in Economics, Geography, Sociology, or Political Sciences. These candidates joined the teams of our 3 Departments, where they learn to address issues related to the functioning and transformation of our societies, both in their basic and applied dimensions, with the most effective use of the informational and methodological resources available.

In cooperation with the University of Luxembourg where the vast majority of our Doctoral candidates are registered, and with the support of our dedicated supervisors, LISER's Doctoral training programme in disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transferable skills has helped train candidates. This enables them to develop the skills and competences necessary for the systematic understanding of their field of study and mastery of the skills and methods of research connected with that field, as well as the ability to carry out a critical analysis, assessment and synthesis of new and complex ideas.

Moreover, it engages them in activities that allow them to benefit from the multicultural, collaborative, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research culture of the Institute.

In line with the aim of the Institute to enhance the societal impact of its research, the Doctoral training enables the Doctoral candidates to communicate with the academic and scientific community, as well as with society at large, about their fields of research in the appropriate ways and languages. This enables them to promote, within academic and professional contexts, the scientific contribution they make to the expansion of the frontiers of social knowledge through their original research.