EUA Council for Doctoral Education

2022 PRIDE Annual Conference

23 February 2022

The 4th PRIDE Annual Conference entitled “Societal Impact in Doctoral Education: How do we support, realise and measure” will be hosted by the Charles University in Prague from 5-6 May 2022.

It is well recognized that there has been an evolving cultural change in doctoral education in the last two decades. The development of the young researcher to an independent academic, well prepared to tackle grand societal problems, in comparison to one where the production of the thesis alone was the norm, is more and more the focus. However, this is not the only area where we are witnessing a cultural change in research. The societal impact of all fields of research has become more and more an important consideration which critically cannot be ignored. Research impact matters to individual researchers, to government policy makers, to charitable funders and to universities. These cultural changes open up new possibilities, but they also generate insecurities, at the level of researchers and management. For many professionals in doctoral education, this is a comparatively new agenda, that they are either embracing somehow now, or identifying the need to address in the foreseeable future. The PRIDE Conference will look at what impact is, and how professionals can enable impact by providing a forum for interactive discussion with exchange of ideas and practical input.

For more details please consult this webpage.

The PRIDE-Network Association was founded in 2017, with the aim to represent the community of professionals in doctoral education within Europe and beyond.