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Doctoral Education Event

The Transformation of Doctoral Education: Why it Matters for Europe

EUA organises an event for European and national policy makers, leaders of higher education institutions and Brussels-based stakeholders on the contribution of doctoral education to higher education, research and society in Europe.

Hosted by the Royal Flemish Academy of Sciences and Arts, Brussels, Belgium

28 March 2018

  • Research and innovation are crucial for the development and growth of European societies. Universities are at the centre of generating new knowledge and technological breakthroughs, with doctoral education being a fundamental component in shaping the university of tomorrow and addressing societal demands.

    The European University Association established the Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) in 2008 with the mission to contribute to the development, advancement and improvement of doctoral education and research training in Europe. A decade later, it is time to take stock of past achievements and reflect on the important challenges that lie ahead and how doctoral education contributes to successful policies in areas such as research integrity, digitalisation and global exchange. To lead the way, EUA conducted a Europe-wide study on the current state of doctoral education. Its preliminary findings will provide the basis for discussion.

    Register for this event

    To register for this event please fill out your details in the registration form. Priority will be given to those who register early. Additional registrations will not be accepted once the event is full, even if this occurs before the registration deadline on Wednesday 21 March 2018. Please do not hesitate to contact us with further questions on

  • About the University of Malta

    The University of Malta is the highest educational institution on the Maltese Islands, with 14 faculties and a number of institutes. The University has three main campuses; the Msida Main Campus, the Gozo Campus and the Valletta Campus. 
    The latter is the most historically significant of the three. Built by the Jesuits to serve as a college and residence in the late 16th century,  it served as the very first University on the island as from 1769 until a new larger campus was constructed in Msida in the 1960s. The Valletta Campus is nowadays once of the most sought-after historic conference venues in Malta. Being situated right in the heart of the capital Valletta, the campus is close to all conference requirements including hotels, restaurants, banks, museums and other points of interest.

    About Malta

    DSC07698With a history dating back more than 9,000 years, a perfect climate and welcoming people, the Maltese Islands have been a very popular destination for the past forty years. In the last decade conference tourism has seen an exponential increase and Malta has hosted a number of large-scale international events such as CHOGM 2015 and the EU Presidency for the first half of 2017.

    Throughout 2018, the capital city Valletta will have the title of European Capital of Culture. Referred by many as a Baroque capital par excellence, Valletta amazes all visitors with its highly ornate buildings, numerous museums and historic churches. 

    Other places of interest on the island include the old capital city Mdina, the Three Cities of Birgu, Bormla and Isla, as well as numerous beaches and cliffs. Sister island Gozo also has a lot to offer with its fertile ground and agricultural spaces, prehistoric as well as historic sites, opera houses and beautiful sea-side towns.


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