EUA Council for Doctoral Education

Call for applications for two new members of the EUA-CDE Steering Committee

21 September 2020

The EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) is looking to fill two vacant Steering Committee positions.

The EUA-CDE Steering Committee meets three to four times a year; it prepares and implements the EUA-CDE work programme together with the Secretariat and advises on topics of interest and future activities.

The EUA Board will establish a Nominations Committee. It will be the responsibility of the Nominations Committee to prepare a shortlist of candidates for consideration by the EUA Board. Steering Committee members will be appointed for a period of three years, once renewable. The Nominations Committee will seek to retain a Steering Committee that is diverse in terms of geography and gender.

The present EUA-CDE Steering Committee has the following members:

Chair: Luke Georghiou, University of Manchester, UK

Paolo Biscari, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy

Hans-Joachim Bungartz, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Edwin Constable, University of Basel, Switzerland

Barbara Dooley, University College Dublin, Ireland

Aleksandra Kanjuo-Mrcela, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Pirjo Nikander, Tampere University, Finland

Murat Özgören, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey

Mossadek Talby, Aix-Marseille University, France

Martine Rahier, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland (ex-officio EUA Board member)

The members to be replaced are: Edwin Constable and Murat Özgören.

New members will begin their mandate in April 2021.

Candidates interested in becoming a member of the Steering Committee should fulfil the criteria set out below.

1. Have a position of institution-wide responsibility in a EUA-CDE member university at the level of Vice-Rector or similar.

2. Demonstrate a considerable level of expertise and concrete experience concerning institutional management of doctoral education.

3. Be knowledgeable about national and international debates and policies in the area.

4. Have a clear and well-informed vision for doctoral education in Europe. This vision should be described in a short statement to be sent with the application.

Candidates should send a short CV (1-2 pages), cover letter demonstrating the criteria above as well as the motivation to apply, and the short statement on their vision for doctoral education in Europe to Ana-Maria Peneoasu ( at the latest by 31 January 2021.

Questions about applications can be addressed to Alexander Hasgall, Head of EUA-CDE (