PhD course on "International Forestry and Global Issues"

 
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International Forestry and Global Issues



May 19th to 23rd, 2014 - INRA campus, Champenoux, France
Course language
The course will be held entirely in English. Participants do not need to speak French.

Course conditions and costs
The course is designed for PhD students and young scientists working on forest-related topics. Special attention will be paid to the complementarity of students' disciplines. The course will allow participants from a wide range of backgrounds to exchange their points of view. Find here the course structure, contents and objectives.

Participation to the course is subject to approval by the organising committee. All interested candidates should fill in the online application form by April 5th, 2014. The decision will be notified before April 10th.

There are no registration nor tuition fees. Participants will only support travel and accommodation costs. Participants should support all meal costs (except for the conference dinner, which will be provided by the sponsors).

Credits and recognition by universities and doctorate schools
The course is recognized by RP2E doctorate school (University of Lorraine - Nancy). A list will be sent to RP2E secretariat by the organising committee at the end of the course with the names of the students who have attended the course.

Students registered in other doctorate schools or universities will receive a certificate with the course theme and duration. This course is valued at 3 ECTS credits.

Transport details
Nancy can be easily reached by train from Paris, Strasbourg, and Metz.

From
downtown Paris: direct trains leaving from Gare de l'Est to downtown Nancy (duration: 1h 30min.). Further information at www.voyages-sncf.com or www.tgv-europe.com (in English).
Trains leaving from Paris Gare de l'Est (Paris East) to Nancy train station on Sunday, May 18th: click here.
Trains leaving from Nancy train station to Paris Gare de l'Est (Paris East) on Friday, May 23rd: click here.
Information on how to reach downtown Paris from the airports (Orly and Charles De Gaulle) may be found here.

From Paris Charles De Gaulle airport: trains leaving from the airport train terminal (Charles De Gaulle 2 TGV) to Lorraine TGV train station (duration: 1h 20min.).
Further information on trains from Charles De Gaulle airport to Lorraine TGV train station at www.voyages-sncf.com or www.tgv-europe.com.
Trains leaving from Charles De Gaulle airport to Lorraine TGV train station on Sunday, May 18th: click here.
Trains leaving from Lorraine TGV train station to Charles De Gaulle airport on Friday, May 23rd: click here.
Bus shuttle timetable from Lorraine TGV train station to Nancy in May 2014 is not available yet.

From Strasbourg: direct trains to
downtown Nancy (duration: 1h 30 min.). Further information at www.ter-sncf.com/lorraine.

From Metz: direct trains to
downtown Nancy (duration: 40 to 50 min.). Further information at www.ter-sncf.com/lorraine.


Accommodation and local transportation
Participants will stay in Nancy. More information on accomodations will be sent to the participants by e-mail after their registration.

A bus will take participants from Nancy to the course venue (INRA Nancy-Lorraine Research Centre, in Champenoux), free of charge. It leaves Nancy at 8:30 in the morning; it leaves Champenoux at 18:00 in the evening. On Friday, a special shuttle will be arranged, departing from Champenoux at 14:00 pm. All details will be provided on the welcome meeting on Sunday, May 18th.


Alternatively, participants can catch a taxi at Nancy train station (or book one departuring from Champenoux). The trip takes around 30 min. and costs approximately 30 €.

Meals
Participants should support all meal costs (except for the conference dinner, which will be provided by the sponsors).

Nancy has a wide range of restaurants and snacks (participants will get a map with some interesting places upon arrival). Lunches can be taken at INRA's restaurant in Champenoux. They cost 3,87 € for students (you will need to show your student card) and 9,52 € for all other persons (post-docs, lecturers, young researchers etc.). All meals should be paid to Sogeres (manager of INRA's restaurant) on Monday, May 19th.

Funding of travel and accommodation expenses
We do our best to ensure students from all over the world can attend the course. This is why tuition fees are offered by the organising committee. In return, we ask for each student (or their laboratory or university) to pay for their travel and accommodation expenses (including meals).

Due to a tight budget, no financial aid will be provided by the organising committee. Thus, applicants should try to obtain support from their universities, laboratories, national governments, and fellowships to finance their travel costs.

Writing: INRA communication team
Creation date: 14 January 2008
Update: 11 April 2014