Members of the consortium have experience in joint supervision of PhD students and do share projects internationally funded. In addition, due to the vast number and quality of resources available within the consortium, bot lab and field based (field stations available in Brazil, Europe, Canada, USA, Africa, elsewhere) students are encouraged to make the most out of them for their projects. This in itself, in addition to the opportunities provided by the dual/joint degrees, fosters student mobility within the consortium. To avoid a concentration of students in a given host institution, each non-Portuguese host institution may receive a maximum of up two students per program edition for periods longer than a semester. This rule applies only to students that are supported directly from BEGC grants funded by FCT; it is not applicable to Brazilian students that are funded through Brazilian funding programs.

The Universidade Lurio offers access to terrestrial and marine ecosystems, and QNP also offers full access to the reserve, providing also financial support to students that will perform their research projects within Quirimbas. Both these institutions and facilities are being used by PhD students and scientists from the Universities of Aveiro, Lisboa and St. Andrews, as part of on-going research projects and co-supervision of PhD students (within the 1st and on-going editions of BEGC).

Partners & Associated Partners