HypoTRAIN Training Concept

Training of Early Stage Researchers (ESRs; PhD students) will be delivered in a combination of network-wide and local activities. The network-wide training will be delivered through the HypoTRAIN summer school and field course, advanced training courses (ATCs), and two joint field and modelling studies. The programme has been structured according to the needs of HypoTRAIN and will supplement training through research to provide the ESRs with practical and theoretical knowledge required for a successful graduation and future career. ATCs 1-8 will focus on specific scientific skills and on regulatory and management aspects, and ACTs 9-14 on complementary skills. The training programme is designed to broaden the education of the HypoTRAIN ESRs and to provide scientific excellence. The network-wide training programme provides courses equal to 25 ECTS.

Network-wide training events (preliminary list; click here for descriptions of the individual courses)

  • Summer School HypoBASICS
  • Field Course HypoADVANCED
  • ATC 1: Sampling & measurement techniques
  • ATC 2: Designing experiments in the HZ
  • ATC 3: Modelling hyporheic processes
  • ATC 4: Organic pollutants in aquatic systems
  • ATC 5: Hyporheic ecology
  • ATC 6: Management of water resources
  • ATC 7: River restoration and engineering
  • ATC 8: Success control of restoration measures
  • ATC 9: Societal Entrepreneurship
  • ATC 10: The challenge of communicating science
  • ATC 11: Scientific writing
  • ATC 12: Proposal writing
  • ATC 13: Innovation Training
  • ATC 14: Management and outreach
  • Joint studies at rivers Erpe (Germany) and Tern (UK)
  • Training structure

    Local scientific training will be supported by the respective research groups at the host institution and supplemented by additional scientific and transferable skills provided by local training programs, graduate schools and staff development/training programmes. Regular scientific presentations and discussion of results in the local research groups will be important elements of local supervision and scientific training.


    last modified 2015-01-06