Well-designed, clearly structured and regularly updated bilingual PDF document that serves for orientation and support of international PhD students and staff.
It is also useful to have the Welcome Pack downloadable from the website which international PhDs/visiting scholars use to get informed about their stay and activities at your university.
The package should contain:
By providing such a pack the institution ensures that the incoming researcher/PhD student will be able to:
Improved access to information Better communication and cooperation Improved quality of service
|Categories||Social Integration & Daily Life Language Support, Language Policy Family Matters Profesional & Academic Development Networking Social security, Health Insurance, Taxation|
|Mobility stages||Upon arrival|
|Delivery schedule||Once an academic year|
|Importance||Essential to have|
|Scale of organizational change|
|Target groups||PhD student/Early career researcher R2 - R4 researchers Lecturers (incl. Language Teachers)|
|Types of contracts of researchers||Full degree student Permanent employee Visiting scholar Employee in training (interns, research fellows, postdocs)|
|Career stages of researchers||Less than 6 months 6-12-months of experience 1-3-years of experience 3-10 years of experience 10-15 years of experience More than 15 years of experience|
|Lengths of stays of researchers||3-6 months 6-12 months More than 12 months|
|Cost of practice setup|
|Time required for practice setup|
|Personnel effort required for practice setup|
|Actors involved in practice setup||
|Partners involved in practice setup||
|Indicators for evaluating progress/quality of practice setup||
@All External partners could provide you with relevant and up-to-date information to be added to the Welcome Pack. It is also practical to use the opportunity and set up with them good communication and cooperation for further support for foreign PhD students, academics and researchers.
|Cost of practice delivery|
|Time required for practice delivery|
|Personnel effort required for practice delivery|
|Actors involved in practice delivery||
|Partners involved in practice delivery||
|Indicators for evaluating progress/quality of practice delivery||
External partners will be asked to
The guide provides an overview of all the steps to go through from the moment of getting into ar research unit through to completing your administrative enrollment at the Doctoral College, which will officially confirm the beginning of PhD study.
The guide on the procedures to be followed before your arrival, during your stay and at the end of your stay, explained in a simple and practical way, suggestions and advices to facilitate your integration in France and at the University, information about the PhD and research activities at the University of Paris-Saclay, which will help you understand this new and rich environment.
The welcome package contains a summary of the most important information for new employees at UZH and introduces the University of Zurich as an employer.