Developing world-class postgraduate education and training

We aim to become a leading international research school, providing education and training opportunities for promising researchers to become highly skilled professionals in academia or industry.

The challenges of society are complex and need to be approached from various disciplines separately or in an integrated manner. Based on the capabilities of our centers, we train researchers who can meet these challenges, transcending the traditional boundaries of scientific disciplines. BIST is decisively involved in turning Catalonia into an international point of reference for cutting edge research, into an environment of open science, a space for pioneering research, and a meeting point for this new profile researcher that our society needs.

To do so, the BIST centers, leaders in their fields of expertise, offer a wide range of research training through masters, doctoral and postdoctoral programs. More information about these programs can be found on each centre’s website (CRG, ICFO, ICIQ, ICN2, IFAE, IRB Barcelona).

BIST will also become a leading school of excellence in research, providing education and training opportunities directly. Our aim is to train researchers willing to explore the opportunities that are on the borders of various areas of knowledge, researchers who can change from one discipline to another in a natural way (interdisciplinary mobility), who are integrated in multicultural environments (international mobility), who are able to network (virtual mobility) and who, ultimately, can develop their full potential to become highly qualified professionals in academia or in the industrial sector (intersectoral mobility).

To achieve these goals, BIST has developed actions oriented to:

• Using the most effective training and research capabilities
• Offering interdisciplinary training opportunities
• Financially supporting the careers of researchers
• Promoting research networking and mobility

Leadership skills for junior Principal Investigators

This three day course focuses on teaching junior PIs essential leadership skills including leading teams, managing time, setting goals, motivating coworkers, and dealing with conflicts. It is designed by hfp consulting and provided through the PRBB Intervals Programme.

BIST/VITAE train the trainers course

This one day course is intended to train interested people from within the BIST community to deliver VITAE professional development programs in the future

Leadership in Action course for Post-Doctoral Fellows

A three day interactive program exclusively designed for BIST by VITAE that offers BIST post-docs the opportunity to develop important skills for successful self-management to progress in their professional career

BIST GRADSchool for PhD students

A three day interactive training and development program for later year PhD students exclusively designed by VITAE that provides participants with transferable skills and tools to take charge of their own careers

BIST post-doc day

This event brings together BIST post-docs to talk about research careers and learn from researchers that have become entrepreneurs or group leaders

VITAE online resource

BIST offers its entire community a full membership to VITAE, a platform for supporting the professional development of researchers

Institutional Members of the Board of Trustees