About the Academic Council
As laid down in the statutes, the FuseNet Association is governed by the Board of Governors which reports to the General Assembly, while the daily management is in the hands of the Executive Office. But for all academic matters the Board of Governors has established a permanent advisory body: the Academic Council of FuseNet (ACF).
The ACF advises on all academic matters, including: the joint criteria for the European Fusion Master and Doctorate and the accreditation of educational institutions or individual theses according to the joint criteria. The ACF has been launched with the following composition:
We hereby established a committee that is well balanced in fields of expertise as well as spread out over Europe and representative of the FuseNet members. With this ACF in place, the FuseNet Association is now ready to start one of its central activities: the award of European Master and Doctorate certificates to students who have followed a fusion curriculum with sufficient breadth and depth according to the criteria that were jointly established in the FuseNet Project.
As part of the FuseNet project, FuseNet has already established common criteria for the award of European Fusion Master and Doctoral certificates, the quality of which is guaranteed by the Academic Council of FuseNet.
The FuseNet Association's Academic Council awards these Master and Doctoral Certificates and more generally watches over the academic quality of fusion education in Europe (in as far as it coordinated by FuseNet). The Academic Council also forms a forum for discussion on fusion education in a broad sense. The Academic Council periodically reports to the Board of the Association.
Details on the Common Educational Goals for Master and PhD Students, can be obtained from the Members section of the FuseNet website, after logging on. More details and information on how to request the award of a certificate, are available here.