Leadership in and for doctoral education

Fostering leadership competences in doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers

  • Philip Mair, Head of Doctoral School unit, Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
  • Ronald de Bruin, Director, COST Association
  • Nel Grillaert, Coordinator Postdoc Talent Management, Ghent University, Belgium

Steering transformation: The role of leadership in doctoral education

  • Thomas Estermann, Director for Governance, Funding and Public Policy Development, European University Association

Leadership as the catalyst: Systematic transformation in doctoral education

  • Nicholas Vella, Director of the Doctoral School, University of Malta, Malta
  • Aleksandra Lewandowska, General Board Member, Eurodoc; International Cooperation Representative, Polish Association of Doctoral Candidates, Poland
  • Gotzone Barandika Argoitia, Head of Doctoral School, University of the Basque Country; President, Conferencia de Directores de Escuelas de Doctorado (CDED), Spain
  • Milan Pospíšil, Rector, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Czech Republic

Leadership, mentorship, and supervision: Balancing autonomy and guidance for doctoral candidates

  • Pirjo Nikander, Research Director of the Doctoral School, Tampere University, Finland; EUA-CDE Steering Committee member
  •  Eneli Kindsiko, Expert, Foresight Centre at the Estonian Parliament; Associate Professor in Qualitative Research, University of Tartu, Estonia

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Previous Events

  • 2023 EUA-CDE Thematic Workshop

    Sustainability in doctoral education: developing a strategic approach

    19 - 20 Jan 2023 Workshop University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca

    The 2023 EUA-CDE Thematic Workshop will focus on how universities can develop a strategic approach to sustainability in doctoral education, while maintaining...

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  • 2021 EUA-CDE Thematic Workshop

    Artificial intelligence, data management and the digital world of doctoral education

    21 - 22 Jan 2021 Workshop Online

    This year, the EUA-CDE Thematic Workshop was organised in the form of online sessions on 21-22 January 2021. The EUA-CDE community of more than 260...

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  • 2020 EUA-CDE Thematic Workshop

    Academic career development

    23 - 24 Jan 2020 Workshop Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

    Nowadays, doctoral candidates pursue different careers both inside and outside of academia. Many will become highly qualified knowledge workers for the public...

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