Extended application period: 20 April – 13 June
Vice-Rectors/Heads/Deans of Doctoral Schools/Programmes, doctoral supervisors, academics, senior managers and professionals from UNICA/PRIDE and outside the UNICA/PRIDE Networks working in the area of doctoral education
UNICA introduced the PhD MASTER CLASS in 2009. At that time, doctoral schools were recently or barely introduced in many European universities. Ten years later, the landscape of doctoral education has changed significantly. While numerous universities have developed doctoral programmes, the scope and focus of doctoral education has evolved. Apart from its initial objectives, namely increasing the completion rate for PhD degrees, boosting the research output, shortening the time-to-degree, monitoring closer the PhD trajectories and enhancing the quality of doctoral education, additional aims have been set, such as the development of transferable skills of doctoral candidates and providing guidance for career planning of doctorate holders. Increasingly, this requires considering perspectives outside academia in a context in which employability of doctorate holders becomes a critical issue. A recent study undertaken by the EUA-CDE also shows that issues such as adequate funding, research ethics, international recruitment or well-being of candidates are currently considered as strategic priorities at many institutions. Many of these topics are actually closely linked to tasks associated with doctoral schools.
The UNICA Doctoral Education Group believes it is useful to take a step back and address questions such as:
Through a series of keynote talks, group exercises and an exchange of practices and experience among participants, the 9th UNICA PhD MASTER CLASS will aim to identify:
Detailed programme will be available in late May.
Opening: Sunday, 2 September, 15:30
Closing: Wednesday, 5 September, ca. 17:00
Extended application period: 20 April – 13 June 2018
Confirmation of acceptance: by Wednesday 18 June 2018
Maximum number of participants: 25
Participation fee includes: accommodation (4 nights at the Residence of the Centre for Advanced Academic Studies), breakfasts, lunches, coffee breaks, 2 dinners and the participation in the social programme. The fee does not cover travel expenses of participants.
If you need further information, please contact Marta Brelih-Wasowska (UNICA Secretariat) at: email@example.com