International study visits

The WASP program is situated in an internationally fast-moving area and the international dimension is therefore inherent in the program. There are thus two mandatory international study visits offered during the PhD student’s time in WASP.

The trips target interesting locations in Europe and further abroad and often include both university and company visits.

Grounding of a Career Journey

The study visits allow the participants to discover and connect with research groups of interest. A suitable occasion to ground for a stint abroad or a future postdoctoral scholarship. Apart from external contacts, the networking within the WASP PhD student group itself is an important goal of these trips.

Besides the centrally organized trips, the WASP PhD students are also encouraged to arrange their own study visits abroad with funding from WASP. Often these trips are arranged in smaller groups and in the later years of the PhD period.


Visit at Hitachi

Study trip to Tokyo, Japan

In March 2024 a group of WASP PhD students from Chalmers University of Technology and Lund University, specializing in AI for healthcare, molecular dynamics, and control theory, organized a study trip to Tokyo, Japan, to gain new perspectives on the theoretical and practical aspects of their research.

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Study trip to Hawaii

In July 2023, a group of WASP PhD students went on a study trip to Honolulu, Hawaii, in conjunction with the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) 2023. The trip commenced with a seminar day with invited speakers from SigOpt and AI Sweden, and presentations by the PhD students.

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Study Visit to Germany

The first batch of students from the WASP-AI graduate school went for a weeklong study trip to Germany in the autumn 2019. There they visited two universities, RWTH Aachen University and Technical University Darmstadt, and one large research institute, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems.

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