Doctoral Summer School

The LERU Doctoral Summer School is an annual event aiming to provide doctoral candidates with unique professional and personal development opportunities beyond what they are generally exposed to in the course of their PhD training. By creating an exceptional and truly international, intercultural and interdisciplinary meeting of bright young minds, the Summer School creates a highly stimulating learning experience which is of long lasting value to the participants’ future careers. Participants are LERU university PhD candidates who are selected on the basis of a university-wide competition. 

Building Research Capacity and a Collaborative Global Community

15 – 19 July 2019, Edinburgh

The LERU Doctoral Summer School at the University of Edinburgh will focus on international collaboration, giving participants the dual benefits of an enhanced understanding of the nature and importance of collaboration, whilst simultaneously creating a multi-disciplinary, global network for their future careers.

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Summer School 2018

The LERU Summer School took place in Leuven from Monday 9 July till Friday 13 July 2018. It focussed on the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration to tackle major challenges in today’s global society. More information is available on

Movie reports of previous editions can be watched at LERU's YouTube channel.