Are you REDI to change world? RMIT launches innovative new global PhD program from Europe

RMIT University

Our fast-changing world needs a new generation of researchers who can rise to the challenges ahead.

The REDI (RMIT European Doctoral Innovators) program, a global €9 million doctoral training initiative co-funded by the European Union, RMIT University and over 25 European research and industry partners, will prepare these research leaders of tomorrow.

REDI’s comprehensive PhD Program will offer 40+ talented researchers – most of whom will be awarded a dual doctorate – the opportunity to fast-track their careers through enviable international experience, extensive peer networks and sought-after transferable skills.

RMIT Europe Executive Director Marta Fernandez said that REDI will spark a global legacy of research and enterprise networks encompassing Europe and Australia, laying the groundwork for fruitful, long-term cross-regional collaborations, and instigate positive societal change through impactful research.

“For candidates, REDI is a unique opportunity offering excellent PhD conditions – access to top researchers from industry and academia across 12 countries, 60+ high-quality partners including BASF, Max-Planck-Institut, Politecnico de Milano, CNRS, Aalto University among others and annual training and networking activities in Barcelona,” Fernandez said.

“REDI also offers a once-in-a-lifetime residential year at RMIT in Melbourne, ranked in the top 20 best young universities in the world.

“There are many PhD training programs out there, but REDI offers something novel by combining intersectoral and international opportunities in Barcelona and Melbourne with skills training aligned with industry needs; that’s what makes it stand out,” she said.

“We are very proud to be setting a new standard. This is a program that will launch research careers and the co-funding from the European Union´s prestigious Marie-Sklowdowska-Curie program underscores this vision. There’s a reason this innovative program ranked first in its European Union funding round,” Fernandez said.

REDI gives candidates the choice of more than 120 industry-supported projects, and the chance to set themselves apart from the rest and address real-world challenges across a wide range of disciplines, including architecture, aeronautics and medicine.

REDI candidates will be able to reap the rewards of a PhD training program which includes global connections, international experiences and exclusive research opportunities, some directly hosted by industry leaders, an attractive salary package and up to four years to complete their research.

RMIT Europe is leading the novel REDI program and is now seeking highly-motivated researchers. The first call for applicants starts on 1 October 2021, with a second call to take place in early 2022.

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