Ulric Ferner to Attend LERU Doctoral Summer School


June 6, 2012

Ulric Ferner, PhD Candidate

On behalf of MIT, Ulric Ferner will be attending the 3rd League of European Research Universities 2012 Doctoral Summer School: ‘Beyond Open Access: Open Education, Open Data and Open Knowledge.’ Ferner is a PhD candidate in Computer Science, researching information theory and sustainable information technology. He is interested in methods and implications of open-sourcing his own work and how open knowledge can help build international relations. This opportunity, hosted by the University of Barcelona in Spain, provides doctoral candidates with unique professional and personal development beyond what they are generally exposed to in their PhD training. 42 students from all disciplines will be brought together to identify and analyze challenges and opportunities brought to universities by the open scholarship agenda: open access to education, data and knowledge. Practical and interactive workshops will allow students to develop projects aimed at “opening” their research, and educate them on the appropriate use of tools for knowledge and research sharing.

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