EUA Council for Doctoral Education

12 August 2015

Principles and Practices for International Doctoral Education

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.


At the same time, international experiences are critical to the professional development of many doctoral candidates regardless of their discipline and subsequent career paths. Universities should therefore approach the internationalisation of doctoral education in a coherent, strategic manner. The FRINDOC project has aimed to facilitate institutional development in the internationalisation of doctoral education.