International AI Doctoral Academy (AIDA)

The four ICT-48 networks (AI4Media, ELISE, HumanE-AI NET, TAILOR) and the VISION consortium joined forces and, under the joint initiative of VISION and AI4Media, founded a new joint instrument to support a world-level AI education and research programme.

The International AI Doctoral Academy (AIDA) has been created for offering access to knowledge and expertise and attracting PhD talents in Europe.

AIDA Goals

  • Coordination of the PhD/postdoc educational and training activities on AI of AIDA partners.
  • Aiming high to become a world-level reference for anything related to AI education (and research).
  • Defining mechanisms to create inter-university sharing of educational assets in the area of PhD-level AI.
  • Envisage future efforts towards a charter for European universities to share, accredit, and recognise, PhD education credits in the area of AI.

More specifically, AIDA:

  1. will expose all ICT48 project AI educational/research activities
  2. will expose any other European (e.g., national, H2020 project) educational/research activities and beyond,
  3. will cooperate with AI4EU for SW tools repository formation
  4. cover world AI educational/research activities
  5. be the best truly international reference portal for any AI PhD student and researcher for resources, news (through an AI email list), workshops/conferences, short courses, training opportunities, jobs, etc.

If you are interested in being involved in AIDA initiatives, or you think your courses/summer or winter schools/lesson can be sponsored and disseminated by AIDA, please contact Martina Bacaro (

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