EUA Council for Doctoral Education



  • The new balance. Insights from EUA-CDE online sessions on doctoral education and the coronavirus crisis

    29 Jul 2020 Institutional structures EUA Council for Doctoral Education

    The EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) organised a series of online sessions on the implications of the current coronavirus crisis on doctoral education. The sessions took place from 3-12 June and each session gathered between 50 and 80 representatives of EUA-CDE member universities.

    The following topics were discussed:

    - Online assessment and doctoral dissertation defence

    - Online skills training and supervision 

    - Supporting doctoral candidates' mental health and well-being

    - The effect on collaborations and funding of doctoral education

    In the following pages we summarise some of the main results of the sessions. They offer an insight into some initial experiences and can serve as a reflection on the current situation and an account of activities developed as a response to it.

  • Doctoral education in Europe today: approaches and institutional structures

    17 Jan 2019 Doctoral education Authors: Alexander Hasgall, Bregt Saenen, Lidia Borrell-Damian. Co-authors: Freek Van Deynze, Marco Seeber, Jeroen Huisman

    This EUA-CDE report presents the results of an extensive and unique study on the state of play of doctoral education in Europe. Offering findings gathered from more than 300 institutions across Europe, it provides an overview of the deep transformation that has taken place in doctoral education over the past ten years.

  • Doctoral Education: Why it matters for Europe

    08 Mar 2018 Doctoral education, Internationalisation, Digitalisation, Society, Ethics and research integrity EUA Council for Doctoral Education

    By generating knowledge and scientific and technological breakthroughs, universities play a crucial role in advancing European societies.

  • EUA-CDE Focus Group report "Developing an Ethos of Research Integrity in Doctoral Education"

    06 Feb 2018 Doctoral education, Ethics and research integrity EUA Council for Doctoral Education

    The EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) conducted a focus group on implementing an ethos of research integrity in doctoral education on 24 and 25 October 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. The event was attended by academic leaders, doctoral education professionals and research ethics and integrity officers from 15 higher education institutions in 11 European countries.

  • Survey on Doctoral Education in Europe

    08 Nov 2017 Doctoral education EUA Council for Doctoral Education

    The European University Association (EUA) survey on doctoral education in Europe, the aim of which was to give an insight into the status of doctoral education in Europe and inform the future work of EUA and its Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE), which brings together a community of academic leaders and doctoral education professionals from more than 230 universities in over 30 countries.

  • Doctoral Education Bulletin "On the Cutting Edge of Research: The open access challenge"

    13 Jul 2017 Doctoral education, Digitalisation, Doctoral Education Bulletin EUA Council for Doctoral Education

    In this special issue of the Doctoral Education Bulletin, we present a series of four articles. These contributions offer the reader a collection of expert opinions. It includes a discussion on the challenges and benefits of Open Access in order to understand the key elements of this topic.

  • EUA Council for Doctoral Education (2017)

    13 Jul 2017 Doctoral education EUA Council for Doctoral Education

    The European voice for doctoral education, bringing together a community of academic leaders and professionals.

  • Doctoral Education - Taking Salzburg Forward: Implementation and new challenges

    22 Apr 2016 Doctoral education, Institutional structures, Salzburg, Internationalisation, Ethics and research integrity, Digitalisation, Society EUA Council for Doctoral Education

    The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines for the continued implementation of reforms in doctoral education building on the Salzburg Principles and Recommendations.

  • Principles and Practices for International Doctoral Education

    12 Aug 2015 Doctoral education, Internationalisation, FRINDOC European University Association

    Internationalisation is of central importance to doctoral education, and should be a key priority for universities. As defined in the Salzburg Recommendations, internationalisation is a significant component of developing the quality of research and of doctoral education within universities.

  • Collaborative Doctoral Education in Europe: Research partnerships and employability for researchers. Report on DOC-CAREERS II project

    09 Jun 2015 Doctoral education, Collaborative research, DOC-CAREERS Borrell-Damian, Lidia, Morais, Rita and Smith, John H.

    The project “Promoting Collaborative Doctoral Education for Enhanced Career Opportunities” (DOC-CAREERS II) looked at how universities work with their business and other non-university partners in establishing and taking forward research projects in the framework of doctoral education.