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FuseNet FP7 Project Workpackages

The activities of the Fusenet Association are split up in different packages. A short summary of the objectives of the various work packages can be found below.

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Work Package 1 To develop an effective and sustainable network between fusion research institutes, industry, and higher education institutes, and to consolidate the network by forming a FUSENET Association, which provides a platform for the coordination of existing actions, the initiation, development and execution of new EU-wide actions, and for the exchange and dissemination of information.

Work Package 2 To develop, establish and maintain an attractive, dynamic and professional website, which serves as the hub of the FUSENET network, and offers educational materials, information on learning opportunities such as internships and research subjects, opportunities to obtain grants and other types of funding, and contact information.

Work Package 3 To make a complete inventory of existing fusion teaching activities, best educational practices of other organizations/fields, and identify links to related fields. The results should be made available on the FUSENET website.

Work Package 4 To develop a transparent programme of individual learning opportunities such as (summer)internships, traineeships, and visits, for different target groups such as secondary school teachers, Bachelor / Master (science and engineering) students.

Work Package 5 To develop a detailed plan for the organization of a yearly EU-wide doctor event for PhD students in the same phase of their research. Secondly, to review and coordinate existing summer schools.

Work Package 6 To identify a list of common educational goals and core curricula on Master and PhD level, and to establish the rules for issuing a “European Master in Magnetic Fusion Science and Engineering” certificate and to establish a “European Doctoral Network on Fusion Science and Engineering” with a European Doctorate Certificate.

Work Package 7 To increase the access to fusion experimental facilities for students, by improving and making better use of existing experiments for teaching purposes, and by developing new hands-on experiments, and by organizing training courses for students to use the hardware.

Work Package 8 To identify existing master level educational material and to develop a plan for producing a top-quality master-level text on fusion technology subjects, such as those identified for the European fusion master core curriculum (WP6).

Work Package 9 To develop multimedia teaching materials, specifically: a pilot online course on plasma physics aimed at master students, and a virtual tokamak/virtual plasma physics lab for online experimentation.

Work Package 10 To organize joint educational activities on Master and PhD level which have a substantial participation of students outside of their home country. This includes workshops, traineeships, visits, and summer schools. To facilitate special individual education activities with dedicated scholarships.

Work Package 11 To ensure a smooth running of the programme by providing timely overall technical and managerial coordination and by providing financial administration.