The main purpose of the paper is to present the concept for assessment of the doctoral programmes implemented by PKA as an important supplement of the institutional evaluation. The paper presents the criteria adopted by Polish Accreditation Committee and the introduced evaluation procedure. It attempts to summarize the current experiences and obstacles in the evaluation of doctoral studies. It also presents the inclusion of one group of stakeholders - doctoral students into PKA’s quality assessment procedure.
This paper was presented at EQAF and reflects the views of the named authors only.