Call for contributions: 2022 EUA-CDE Annual Meeting

The EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) is inviting proposals for presentations and posters at the 2022 EUA-CDE Annual Meeting. The conference, entitled “Time and timing in doctoral education”, will be hosted by the University of Manchester, UK on 22-24 June 2022. The deadline to submit proposals is 20 April 2022.

The 2022 EUA-CDE Annual Meeting call for contributions invites members of EUA-CDE member-universities to submit proposals related to the topic of the event.

This year’s Annual Meeting looks at key topics relating to the issue of time and how time and timing shape key aspects of doctoral education today. Topics addressed during the conference include the duration of a doctorate, time to degree and its relation to funding, and how to ensure that the duration of a doctorate corresponds to the need for completing a high quality research project. Another key topic will be how to organise a doctorate around a timeline and more specifically “when do we offer what”. Other issues will focus on how best to prepare doctoral candidates for their doctoral journey, time management as a key skill, part-time doctorates and the needs of first generation and older doctoral candidates.

To find out more about the scope and topics of the Annual Meeting, please consult the draft programme.

Contributions should be related to the topic of the event. Themes can include, but are not limited to:

  • Organisation of doctoral programmes around a timeline
  • Supporting doctoral candidates in preparing their doctoral journey
  • Duration of the doctorate and dropouts
  • Training and implementing time management
  • Different demographics such as older or first-generation candidates
  • Maintaining contact with doctorate holders after graduation
  • Effect of timelines on mental health

For full details on the type of contributions sought and the submission process, please refer to the full call for contributions and consult the event webpage.

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Call for contributions

Submission form for parallel session

Submission form for poster session

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