What do past participants say about DEST training?

     “The course really exceeded my expectations. I really got a whole week of one-on-one training – amazing!”
     “I made lots of new contacts and I am already looking at the possibility of collaboration and even doing a post-doc.”
     “It is most deeply appreciated, the hospitalities that I received from the hosts are outstanding. It is not just the facilitation of the learning aspect, but the whole cultural experience.”
     “Very unique opportunity to study morphology and taxonomy for two weeks with almost no other distractions.”
     “I cannot think of any way to make this course better. I wish I could have stayed longer and continued my studies because I was learning so much every day.”
     “I would strongly recommend getting this kind of training to any researcher who is considering a career in taxonomy.”

Since its first course in summer 2008, DEST has provided training to over 600 students. Within the framework of the EDIT project (2006-2011), DEST organized courses in 30 European institutions to 185 students from all over the world. During the academic year 2011-2012, DEST provided training to 100 students through 16 courses, and 130 students participated in 19 courses during 2012-2013. During the academic years 2013-2014 and 2014-2015, 73 and 57 students participated in our courses. The 2015-2016 programme provided training to 73 students. Our training courses are attended by students from all over the world.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith