EUA Council for Doctoral Education

EUA-CDE session at ESOF 2020: Tracking multiple career pathways of doctoral candidates

02 September 2020

The European University Association’s Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) will host a session on “Tracking multiple career pathways of doctoral candidates” during the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2020. The session will take place on 3 September.

The EUA-CDE session will serve as a platform to address questions such as the relevance of career tracking in today’s doctoral education landscape, as well as the main reasons that prompt universities to follow the career paths of their doctorate holders. The session will also provide an overview of the variety of tracking activities established by higher education institutions and national bodies in Europe.

As part of the session, the main outcomes of the EUA-CDE Thematic Peer Group on “Career Development and Tracking in Doctoral Education” will be presented to the science community. This Thematic Peer Group was created in 2019 and included representatives from 14 institutions in Europe who met over the course of 2019 and early 2020 to reflect on this issue.

Several key stakeholders such as the European Commission and Eurodoc will be part of the session. They will address the topic of career tracking from their perspectives and discuss the main challenges present in this field.

This year’s ESOF runs from 2-6 September in Trieste, Italy.