Networking for Tomorrow (SEA-EU DOC IO3)

Networking for Tomorrow

Intellectual Output 3

If managed well, alumni networks can become a strategic tool as enablers of opportunities. They promote collaboration on different levels. Networks give a chance to alumni to build and maintain lasting relationships with their peers. It also fosters a sense of belonging to the community and facilitates the flow of information with the Alma Mater.

These channels of information can disseminate internship opportunities for students and jobs for doctorate holders. Furthermore, they can provide valuable insights for doctoral staff. As there is no specialised network of marine sciences alumni, we propose to create one building on the synergies of the SEA-EU DOC project. All information about this platform will be transmitted through a dedicated channel.

Message from the Leader of IO3

Main Objectives


The project’s results can be replicated and transferred to other doctorate fields and other study levels. The calculated impact measurement can also serve as a benchmark for similar initiatives. Beyond this intellectual output, the network of marine sciences doctorate holders can also be used as a basis for further research and analysis.

This intellectual output focuses on:
– Creating a community of European marine sciences doctorate holders to facilitate career development collaboration;
– Establishing an innovative network that strengthens professional communication and enhances knowledge exchange;
– Increasing university support to doctoral students, alumni and other relevant stakeholders.

Target Groups

Doctoral Students

To establish connections and get the support that increases employability opportunities in the non-academic sector.

Doctoral Holders

To make them better informed about potential employment opportunities in the non-academic sector.

Academic Staff and Supervisors

To adjust their guidance to doctoral students and improve their knowledge about the non-academic sector using alumni feedback.

European Marine Sciences Community

To facilitate the recognition of the doctoral degree by using the alumni network to boost visibility in the non-academic sector.

Final Deliverables

Networks Report

Opportunities Platform