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9th EUA-CDE Annual Meeting Doctoral Education: a dilemma of quality and quantity?

16 June 2016 10:00 - 17 June 2016 22:00
Location: Tarragone
Category: Conference

What is good doctoral education and what is it good for? These questions are being asked by all stakeholders, in the European institutions, national governments, by university leadership, and in individual research groups.

The number of doctoral candidates and graduations rose steeply in the past decade, partly due to national policies, but also due to an overall high level of investment in research and development. The higher numbers of doctoral candidates have been a challenge in itself for universities. Moreover, societies are becoming increasingly complex; culturally, economically, and socially. There is still a need for persons trained through research to produce new knowledge and this need makes doctoral education more than relevant today. But is the quality of provision adequate, and are the graduates well prepared for the diverse careers, opportunities, and challenges that await them?

The conference will look the how universities are ensuring the quality and relevance of doctoral education today, and what it will take to continue ensuring it in the future.

Registration will open by the end of March 2016.


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