11th EUA-CDE Annual Meeting

Excellence through Diversity: Doctoral education in a globalised world

07 - 08 June 2018

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of EUA-CDE, the Meeting highlights diversity as an enduring characteristic and strength of doctoral education in Europe.

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The Meeting focused on diversity in doctoral education. Academic leaders, doctoral education professionals and other stakeholders gather to consider how different dimensions of diversity contribute to the success of doctoral education in an increasingly globalised environment. This includes institutional diversity, as well as the diverse backgrounds of today’s doctoral candidates and also access to doctoral education.

One key element of our meeting was the presentation and discussion of the results of a comprehensive study on the organisation of doctoral education in Europe. The study provided key information on the status of doctoral education in Europe and feed into the work of EUA-CDE in the coming years. Given the growing importance of internationalisation in doctoral education, the programme also included perspectives from outside Europe.

EUA-CDE Annual Meetings have become the largest and most comprehensive gatherings of academic leaders, doctoral education professionals and other stakeholders working on doctoral education and research training in Europe. They are open to everyone with an interest in this field.

  • Pre-meeting programme

    16:30 - 18:30
    Pre-meeting workshop

    Mary McNamara, Head of the Graduate Research School, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

  • Day 1

    09:30 - 10:30
    Welcome address

    Maja Makovec Brenčič, Minister, Education, Science, and Sport, Slovenia 
    Igor Papič, Rector, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia 
    Luke Georghiou, EUA-CDE Steering Committee Chair    

    10:30 - 11:30
    Plenary session I

    Alexander Hasgall, Head of EUA-CDE  
    Chair: Luke Georghiou, EUA-CDE Steering Committee Chair

     

    12:00 - 13:00
    Plenary session II

    Snjeana Priji-Samarija, Rector, University of Rijeka, Croatia 
    Jeroen Huisman, Professor of Higher Education, Ghent University, Belgium   
    Chair: Martine Rahier, EUA Vice-President, EUA-CDE Steering Committee ex-officio member   

    14:00 - 15:30
    Parallel session I

    Parallel session I.a. on internationalisation of doctoral education

    “Inclusivity, diversity and internationalisation in doctoral education achieved through structures, policies and development”
    Heather Sears, Coventry University, United Kingdom   

    “Bridging the Gap with Pre-Doctoral Bridging Courses” 
    Carolyn Wynne, Coventry University, United Kingdom   

    Chair: Mossadek Talby, EUA-CDE Steering Committee member   

     Parallel session I.b. on internationalisation of doctoral education  

    The professionalisation of doctoral supervision the international challenge” 
    Joan J. Carvajal Martí, University Rovira i Virgili, Spain; Pam Denicolo, University of Surrey, United Kingdom; Janet Carton, University College Dublin, Ireland and Anna Chrostowska, University of Pau, France

    Towards a Shared Understanding of the Globalised 21st Century Doctorate” 
    Shane Dowle and Dawn Duke, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

    “Supervisors as Shape-Shifters in a Supercomplex World: Re-visioning support and re-framing development” 
    Pam Denicolo and Dawn Duke, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

    Chair: Timo Korkeamäki, EUA-CDE Steering Committee member

    Parallel session I.c. on diversity of doctoral education institution

    “Managing diversity and the part-time doctoral student experience: interactive process or solitary journey?”
    Maeve ORegan, University of Dublin Trinity College, Ireland  

    “Opening of the Doctoral Education and Level to the socio-economic world: procedures and experiments at University of Paris-Est”
    Laurent Gautron, University of Paris-Est, France

    Chair: Aleksandra Kanjuo-Mrčela, EUA-CDE Steering Committee member  

    Parallel session I.d. on diversity of doctoral education institutions   

    “Professional Doctorates. An alternative for Mid-Career Professionals” 
    Rachel Keegan, Joe O'Hara and Martin Brown, Dublin City University, Ireland   

    “An integrated value chain in support of doctoral education” 
    Laetus Lategan, Central University of Technology, South Africa   

    Chair: Edwin Constable, EUA-CDE Steering Committee member   

    16:00 - 17:15
    Plenary session III

    Henning Schroeder, former Dean of Graduate Education, University of Minnesota, USA
    Mar Marcos, Head of Doctoral School, University of Cantabria, Spain 
    Anja Šterbenc, early-stage researcher, University of Ljubljana   
    Chair: Hans-Joachim Bungartz, member, EUA-CDE Steering Committee

  • Day 2

    09:30 - 11:00
    Plenary session IV

    Futao Huang, Professor at the Research Institute for Higher Education, University of Hiroshima, Japan  
    Shireen Motala, Senior Director of the Postgraduate School, University of Johannesburg, South Africa   
    Blaise Ndamnsah Nkfunkoh, Doctoral Candidate, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Mossadek Talby, EUA-CDE Steering Committee member and Director of the Doctoral College, Aix-Marseille University, France  
    Chair: Lesley Wilson, Secretary General, European University Association   

    11:30 - 13:00
    Parallel session II

    Parallel session II.a. on internationalisation of doctoral education   

    “Lessons learnt from creating an international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral doctorate since 1993” 
    Annamaria Silvana de Rosa, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy   

    “Attracting international talent to Aix-Marseille University: the MSCA COFUND DOC2AMU programme” 
    Mossadek Talby and Sarah Sawyer, Aix-Marseille University, France   

    “Towards Excellence: Development and Strategies of Doctoral Education in China”
    Ya Liu, Chinese Society of Academic Degrees and Graduate Education, China   

    Chair: Murat Özgören, EUA-CDE Steering Committee member   

    Parallel session II.b. on diversity of doctoral education institutions   

    “Doctoral training in the capital of Europe: how to deal with diversity”
    Hannelore De Grande Karen Franois and Leo Van Grunsven, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium   

    “Institutional Diversity in Doctoral Education in Germany and at the Free University of Berlin” 
    Markus Edler, Free University of Berlin, Germany   

    Chair: Paolo Biscari, EUA-CDE Steering Committee member   

    Parallel session II.c. on diversity of doctoral candidates   

    “Mind(ing) the gap: Harnessing diversity of international doctoral candidates at VU Amsterdam” 
    Sandra Hasanefendic Ad Verkleij and Frans Snijders, VU Amsterdam, Netherlands  

    “Understanding the postgraduate researcher experience: exploring results from PRES 2017” 
    Ewan Fairweather and Claire Slight, Advance HE, United Kingdom   

    Chair: Barbara Dooley, EUA-CDE Steering Committee member   

    Parallel session II.d. on internationalisation of doctoral education   

    “Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships” 
    Jerica Zupan, Joint Research Centre, European Commission   

    “National Barriers to Completion of Doctoral Programs at Russian Universities” 
    Evgeniy Terentev and Natalia Maloshonok, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia                                   

    “Internationalisation of cooperative doctoral education in research institutes” 
    Jonghwa Kim, University of Science and Technology, South Korea                              

    Chair: Lidia Borrell-Damián, Director, Research and Innovation, European University Association

    14:15 - 15:15
    Plenary session V

    Kees Kouwenaar, Senior Advisor International Strategy, VU Amsterdam, Netherlands   
    Chair: Alexander Hasgall, Head of EUA-CDE  

    15:15 - 15:45
    Closing session and a look forward

    A look forward to the next 10 years of EUA-CDE by Luke Georghiou, EUA-CDE Steering Committee Chair 
    Closing words by Aleksandra Kanjuo Mrcela, Head of Doctoral School, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia 
    Invitation to the Thematic Workshop in January 2019 by VU Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Invitation to the Annual Meeting in June 2019 by the University of Brescia, Italy

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