A Doctoral Training for Future Experts in Development and Cooperation with Focus on the Caspian Region
Around the Caspian is a doctoral training programme aimed at cultivating the next generation of experts on the Caspian region. It seeks to establish a sustainable network of capable commentators through the development of an integrated PhD programme focusing on the Caspian region.
It boosts researchers’ theoretical, empirical and administrative skills, making them competitive in the employment market, in both academic and non-academic sectors, but also confident and knowledgeable enough to develop their own projects. The training will enhance the research skills of the ESRs while also giving them a first-hand experience with a partner operating in a different environment, thus learning how to apply their skills to different fields and sectors. We expect our network and training to become a leading voice on issues related to the Caspian region both in academia and other sectors.