The ATTR Educational Program

ATTR aims to promote interdisciplinary communication, cooperation and inspiration. ATTR provide tools to develop solid analytical skills through exposure to a broad variety of approaches.

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Goals of ATTR

The primary goal of ATTR is to broaden the interdisciplinary scope of the PhD education and to better prepare the candidates for life after the completion and defense of their dissertations, whether it be inside or outside academia.

The participating PhD students have the opportunity to take part in seminars, lectures, and network activities with a view to creating a vibrant scholarly network that is both interdisciplinary and international. They also get to engage with cutting-edge scholarship and immerse themselves in interdisciplinary feedback on ongoing dissertation work.

Educational Mission

  • To give state-of-the-art courses in research design and methodology
  • To provide rigorous training in different methodological approaches
  • To develop analytical skills in both quantitative and qualitative approaches
  • To provide in-depth courses within selected themes
  • To provide a research environment and a course programme in which all doctoral students have access to a high level of expertise in their research area
  • To internationalise educational research in Norway in collaboration with key international partners
  • To develop models for how educational research can be organized

Seminars and summer schools

ATTR organizes biannual seminars and annual summer schools. Courses and lectures are offered on a broad range of academic skills, including project design and methodology, as well as career planning, CV development, and application writing. Contact with stakeholders both within and outside the university sector is also facilitated. 

What ATTR offers and course content

  • presentations and responses by the students themselves, based on their dissertation work. Discussions are focused primarily on methodological matters.
  • research seminars by International experts in their field, with a focus on interdisciplinarity
  • training in transferable skills
  • field trips
  • networking
  • free of charge seminars due to the funding of the Norwegian Research Council, and travel expenses and most meals are also covered.
  • the seminars are intensive and normally extend over a period of 5 days
  • 5 ECTS for each seminar
  • for PhD students and fellows admitted to a PhD programme
  • seminars will take place in Norway and the Norwegian institutes in Athens, Rome, and Paris, on a rotating schedule.

Tentative schedule for seminars and summer schools:

Year Spring term seminar Summer School Fall term seminar
2016 - Oslo: UiO Athens
2017 Paris Oslo: MF Bergen: UiB
2018 Rome Oslo: UiO Trondheim: NTNU
2019 Athens Oslo: UiO Tromsø: UiT
2020 Paris Oslo: MF Bergen: UiB
2021 Rome Oslo: UiO Trondheim: NTNU
2022 Athens Oslo: UiO Kristiansand: UiA
2023 Paris Oslo: UiO Bergen: UiB

Mobility grants

PhD candidates are encouraged to spend part of their studies at an academic institution abroad. In order to support students doing so, ATTR announces yearly mobility grants for long and short term stays.

Published Feb. 16, 2016 4:34 PM - Last modified Jan. 11, 2022 5:10 PM