EU-CHINA DOC: Enhancing the Visibility of European Higher Education and Strengthening the Dialogue and  Cooperation with Chinese Stakeholders in the Field of Doctoral Education

The overall project aims were to increase the awareness and knowledge about European Higher Education among Chinese higher education actors and to strengthen dialogue and cooperation between European and Chinese stakeholders in the field of doctoral education.

Funding Scheme

Erasmus Mundus Action 3

Aims and General Description:

The specific objectives of the project included:

  • Enhancing mutual understanding of doctoral education;
  • Facilitating dialogue and specific cooperation between European and Chinese stakeholders on doctoral education;
  • Facilitating exchange of views on critical issues regarding doctoral education, such as the objectives, process, supervision, the structures and employability;
  • Identifying drivers and barriers of EU-China cooperation in the field of doctoral education and mobility;
  • Enhancing doctoral supervisor cooperation.


  • Universität Wien
  • Stockholm University
  • University of Tampere
  • China Education Association for International Exchange
  • Peking University
  • Beijing Normal University
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Southwest University
  • Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce


Project info

From 01 October 2013
to 30 September 2016

Project Coordinator

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (EU-China Higher Education Research Centre)

Relevant UNICA working group

UNICA Doctoral Education