SARC Academy

School Setup -- Course Offer -- Application


The SARC.Academy offers courses open for every NFFP student. PhD candidates involved in aeronautics research outside NFFP can also apply. People working in the industry can also apply to take courses and will be offered positions if there is space. Courses are in general free for academic PhD students and researchers, although fees may apply for industrial participants.

The SARC PhD academy picks up from experience from the former SSF Endrea (1997-ca.2002, research on engineering design) and the ProViking (2002-2012, research on product realization) (ProViking, 2013) PhD academies. Both graduate schools were introduced together within research programs with some similarities to the NFFP. A scientific advisory board of international experts within the field of study, reviewing each student’s research performance, performed assessments, which ensured the programmes´ quality.

General Couse Offers

SARC.Academy offers a mix of regularly/yearly scheduled courses and special courses given after demand and lecturer availability. Furthermore, interesting and relevant courses of other research/education actors are listed on our course offer page.

SARC.Academy Young Professionals Conference

The yearly SARC.Academy Young Researcher Conference is THE Graduate school event of the year. All NFFP-related PhD candidates meet there for two days filled with a lot of interesting research presentations, meetings with the advisory board, speed-mentoring with international experts and a lot of social activities and events to foster your PhD network connections.

Maybe you find here a colleague to publish together your research? Or you are looking so get hints on how to solve your research challenges? Nothing to present? Do not hesitate to attend anyhow and get inspired by the top-of-the-notch research of our young professions.

This conference will be held the first time in 2019.

The S4 Kick-off Event

S4, the SARC Short Summer School is one week filled with different basic aeronautical course topics. In 2019, the S4 week will totally be focused on conceptual aircraft design only. Disappointed about that? Maybe not any longer of you know that the teacher will be Daniel P. Raymer and that the course will be given in the Brazilian summer, close to the miraculous beaches of Florianopolis in the Santa Catarina district.

Interested? Apply already today and get a 10.000SEK travel scholarship from SARC!

S4 Kick-off 2019 March 18-22th 

The SARC.Academy will commence operation in spring 2019 with the first SARC Short Summer School (S4) in March 18-22th 2019. To highlight the importance of building international relations among the Ph.D. candidates, the fist “Kick-off” course will be held in Florianopolis, Brazil in collaboration with the Santa Catharina Convergence Center in Aeronautics, S2CC.AeroT at UFSC. The invited speaker of this first SARC course is  Dan P. Raymer, a well-known international expert and lecturer. The course title is “Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach”. Detailed course information can be found here.

We estimate the attendance of each ca. 20 Candidates from Sweden and Brazil. Swedish PhD Student can apply for an additional travel scholarship of 10.000SEK to cover the travel expenses. Both course places and travel grants are limited, so do not hesitate and apply today!

Course Setup

The type of courses within the SARC PhD academy are classified as following:
  • Common basic/fundamental courses, creating a common sense and understanding among the students (within aeronautics e.g. aircraft design)
  • Shared soft skills courses (such as academic writing, research methods, research ethic, media training, etc.)
  • Specialist courses close to the topics of the PhD candidates research field(s).
The SARC members, relevant persons within Sweden or international experts, will give the courses.

 Our Responsibility 

SARC.Academy responsibility range a wide span from a sound course setup, quality assurance and research supervision.

Evaluation criteria for research schools defined by  the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (Högskoleverket) can be found in the report 2008:16 R including a benchmark of 16 national Graduate schools within Sweden.