EUA Council for Doctoral Education

Activities and events

The EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) actively promotes collaboration and exchange of good practices on issues of common concern. We achieve this by organising a yearly cycle of activities and events that bring together our community of academic leaders and professionals working on doctoral education and research training in Europe. Topics of activities and events are guided by our policy and project work.

  • January 16 - 30 September 2019 - Thematic Peer Group

    Career Development and Tracking in Doctoral Education

    Hosted by TBC, TBC

    Thematic Peer Groups (TPGs) organised by the EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) provide participating member universities with an opportunity for mutual learning on selected topics. They contribute to a common knowledge base on doctoral education structures, policies and practices in Europe.

    This TPG on career development and tracking will focus on the collection and usage of career data in doctoral education. It will take stock of the different approaches and methods of career tracking that have been implemented. In addition, the discussion will also include attention to the challenge of using the collected data to develop evidence-based career development support.

    A call for participation for this TPG will open later this year. If you wish to receive updates concerning the event, please do not hesitate to contact the EUA-CDE Secretariat at

  • 17-18 January 2019 - Thematic workshop

    Inter-institutional collaboration in doctoral education

    Hosted by VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    The Workshop will reflect on how universities can benefit from inter-institutional collaboration and discuss future collaboration opportunities.