EGU General Assembly 2023
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Training program for PhD students in the field of heliophysics

Emilia Kilpua1 and the SWATNet team*
Emilia Kilpua and the SWATNet team
  • 1University of Helsinki, Department of Physics, Helsinki, Finland (
  • *A full list of authors appears at the end of the abstract

Space Weather Awareness Training Network (SWATNet; is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (INT) in the field of heliosphysics that runs between 2021 - 2025. The project aims scientifically at breakthroughs in our physical understanding of key agents of Space Weather at Earth. The project educates twelve Early Career Researchers (ESRs) with joint or double degrees. The ESRs achieve a versatile scientific and transferrable skills through the ambitious SWATNet training program that comprises of three schools and seven workshops during the project. This presentation summarises the format of these training activities (held both online and face-to-face), their key educational methods and strategies as well as collecting the feedback. One of the key aspects we have strived in our training is to encourage ESRs to critical thinking and asking questions. SWATNet is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 955620.

SWATNet team:

A. Boiko, T. Barata, D. Del Moro, M. Georgoulis, K. Murawski, A. Nindos, K. Petrovay, S. Patsourakos, S. Poedts, R. Erdelyi, R. Vainio, Andre-Hoffmann, S. Biswal, S. Bourgeois, S. Chierichini, G. Francisco, E. Husidic, L.A. John, R. Mugatwala, G. Nogueira, S. Koya, M. Kumar, A. Wagner, A. Afanasiev, B. Belucz, J. Pomoell, D. Price, L. Calconi, A. Di Salvo, R. Overbeek, J. Depauw, J. Fernan, J. Lehti, S. Loddo, J. Pimienta, T. Hegedus,

How to cite: Kilpua, E. and the SWATNet team: Training program for PhD students in the field of heliophysics, EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24–28 Apr 2023, EGU23-11388,, 2023.

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