PERSWADE’s research training program is structured around four major components:
1. Industry-oriented research projects
2. Industry-hosted internships
3. Topical courses and seminars
4. Workshops, panel discussions and summer school
Each of these elements is well-adapted to address one or more of the specific needs and new challenges arising from pervasive and smart applications related to wireless networks and systems (WNS) in the 21st-century digital economy.
All the trainees will work on a partner-oriented project with a topic pre-approved in one of the three WNS-related research clusters: i) smart communications, ii) smart monitoring, and iii) smart management.
An industry-hosted internship will be a cornerstone component of this industrial stream program. Each student enrolled will undertake an industry-hosted internship of a total duration of 9, 6 and 4 months, at the PhD, MSc, and BSc levels respectively, representing 20% of the research training time in each program level.
In addition to over 40 regular courses offered by academic experts across the five participating universities, we also offer short semi-technical/professional-skill courses or seminars on the following 8 key topics among others:
Panel discussions with industrial collaborators will help students learn from their first-hand experience. And workshops and summer school will help them disseminate their research project results and further develop their presentation skills.