Courses for PhD

Based on the belief that together we are stronger, NOVA offers joint Nordic specialized courses and programmes within the disciplines of forestry, veterinary and agricultural sciences. NOVA courses and programmes are planned, run, and taught by leading Nordic teachers and researchers that have come together in NOVA networks. Their cooperation ensures that teaching is based on latest scientific results using adequate teaching methods.

 NOVA offers mainly PhD courses, in general being intensive courses of one week. Some master level courses can also be available. As a master student, you may however inquire vacancy for the PhD courses, too, from the contact mentioned in the course information.

 All the NOVA courses are free for the students who are registered PhD students in the BOVA  member universities / faculties.

For the year 2018 NOVA offers these courses:

Course Name
Course date

Linear Models in Animal Breeding

17-21 Jun. 2018
Quantitative Genetics Applied in Animal Breeding 3 6-10 Aug. 2018

Molecular Methods for Detection of Food- and Waterborne Pathogens

5-8 Mar. 2018

Process to Access - Optimizing Nutrient Availability in Ingredients

10-14 Dec. 2018

Future Plant Protection

6 12-16 Mar. 2018

Phenotyping Technologies in Plant-environment Interactions - Integrated Analysis of Omics Data

NOVA finances courses and network projects, which allows students to participate in courses out of their home universities with subsidised living costs, but NOVA does not have any scholarships directed to individual students.
Phd and MSc students can apply for scholarships that cover travel and living costs from Nordplus .



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