The four recruiting universities
AMU is the largest multidisciplinary French-speaking University. AMU welcomes 80,000 students, including 10,000 international students and 3,400 PhD in progress distributed among 12 Doctoral schools, and nearly 8,000 staff on 5 large campuses of international standards. The university is present in 9 cities in 4 departments of the Southern French Region. AMU's A*Midex University Foundation contributes to the development of a world-class interdisciplinary higher education and research centre. Known as an "intensive research university", it is home to 122 research structures linked to major national research organisations. AMU is structured around five disciplinary sectors and one multidisciplinary sector: Arts, Letters, Languages and Human Sciences; Law and Political Science; Economics and Management; Health; Science and Technology
Université libre de Bruxelles
ULB was founded in 1834. It has a long tradition of excellence in Research with four scientific Nobel Prizes, two Nobel Peace Prizes, one Fields Medal, three Wolf Prizes, two Marie Curie Excellence Awards, and 20 spin-off projects per year. It is one of the largest and best Research Universities in Belgium, with a student population of 30,000 and with almost 2,000 PhD in progress distributed among 22 Doctoral schools. ULB has considerable experience with European funding programmes, being involved in around 270 projects financed by both the 7th European Framework Programme and Horizon 2020, including 41 ERC grants and 74 MSCA grants
Sapienza Università di Roma
SUR is one of the oldest universities in the world. With some 110,000 students enrolled each year, of which 9,000 are foreign students, and more than 3,000 professors and researchers, SUR is also the largest university in Europe. It offers a vast array of courses including 287 degree programmes at Bachelor and Master level, 85 PhD courses, over 190 professional courses and several specialisation schools, which are run by 58 Departments and 11 Faculties. It also counts with a School for Advanced Studies and a School of Aerospace Engineering. SUR is a high performer in international rankings: it is 1st in Italy and 114th globally for Cwur, while, according to the QS it ranks as 3rd in Italy and 171st globally as well as in the top 3 universities in the world for Classics & Ancient History Studies. SUR engages in national and international research projects on a wide variety of themes, including more than 220 projects approved under the H2020
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
UAM is a Spanish public university offering graduate and postgraduate degrees in many different fields. It combines quality teaching, intensive research and a high level of employment with a strong social commitment, being a benchmark in these areas, as recognized by various global indicators. In the QS World University Rankings 2021, UAM ranks for the second consecutive year among the 200 best universities in the world. It is the second best university in Spain, the first in Madrid, and is among the 100 most prestigious universities in Europe. Collaboration with the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) in one of the first Campus of International Excellence in our country, has allowed it to create a privileged environment for research and teaching
The CIVIS3i Alliance Programme was developed in the context of the European University CIVIS to strenghten research's international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral dimensions. International mobility will be facilitated within the Alliance universities and candidates are encouraged to apply for short visits, trainings and secondment periods within the ten alliance's universities, including the CIVIS3i six associated universities listed below.
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) is a public, self-governed Higher Education Institution, under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs. Inaugurated in 1837, it has been the oldest higher education institution of the Modern Greek state and the first university in the Balkan and Eastern Mediterranean area. Since then it has been an internationally competitive, globally-focused, research-led university.
University of Bucharest
In its over 150 years of existence, the University of Bucharest has been ranked as one of the most prestigious universities in Romania and the South-East of Europe, earning a strong national and international reputation.
Today, the University of Bucharest has almost 32.000 students and 1.300 tenured academics. Generation after generation of students and teachers have succeeded to set our University amongst the landmark institutions of the Romanian society as a whole, through an ethical climate of trust.
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Innovative, interdisciplinary, international: These three keywords sum up what makes the University of Tübingen special. Excellent research and teaching are Tübingen’s answer to the challenges of the future in a globalized world. We foster numerous exchanges with partners around the globe – institutions of higher education as well as non-university research institutions. Networks and collaborations across faculty and subject boundaries are the pillars of our successful strategy. This is also reflected in our good position in international rankings. In addition, we are one of eleven German universities distinguished as “excellent” in the Excellence Initiative competition by the German federal and state governments.
Stockholm University, in the capital of Sweden, is characterised by openness, innovation and collaboration. Ranked among the world’s top 100 universities, Stockholm University is one of Europe's leading centres for higher education and research in human science and science.
University was founded in 1878 with the ambition to revitalise higher education in Sweden. Since its inception, close contact with the wider world and active exchange of knowledge and experience have been integral to this vision.
University of Glasgow
The University of Glasgow’s students and researchers have been changing the world since 1451. From Adam Smith, James Watt, Lord Kelvin to today’s ‘world-changers’ working on some of the most exciting discoveries of our time, the University of Glasgow is a place where ambitious people can succeed regardless of background or circumstance.
In 2020, the University of Glasgow was named as the Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year for our work to redress historic links to slavery through a significant programme of reparative justice
Paris Lodron University of Salzburg
The Paris Lodron University of Salzburg (PLUS) is the largest education institution in the Salzburg region of Austria, with roughly 18000 students and almost 3000 employees in research, teaching and administration. As an integral part of the region's cultural and economic life, the PLUS is a meeting point for teachers and students, for science and society. The name of the university refers to its founding in 1622 by Prince-Archbishop Paris Lodron. Since the refounding of the University of Salzburg in 1962, PLUS has developed into a modern and lively university.
CIVIS3i will foster a comprehensive postdoctoral program in all scientific domains. To enhance the researcher’s career, CIVIS3i strongly encourages the researchers' participation in inter-sectoral training via a secondment period. The vast majority of advisors within the CIVIS3i Alliance have already developed a well-established network of academic and non-academic collaborators, and this will be the starting point to identify appropriate secondment opportunities (which can be searched below). Furthermore, the CIVIS3i coordinator, Aix Marseille University (AMU) has established long-standing collaboration with regional clusters in the Provence Alpes-Cote d’Azur Region. Candidates may select a secondment organization outside of the list below and there is no geographic restriction. Secondments must be meaningful, justified and helpful to achieve the objectives of the project.