The mission of the EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) is to contribute to the development, advancement and improvement of doctoral education and research training in Europe.
EUA-CDE was established in 2008. It creates a strong voice for European universities on doctoral education both inside Europe and internationally and contributes to enhancing the visibility of doctoral/graduate/research schools and programmes.
It builds on the outcomes of EUA’s policy and project work on doctoral education and research careers, and seeks to respond to growing demand from members for a more structured supporting framework and additional opportunities to promote cooperation and exchange of good practice on issues of common concern related to the organisation and quality of doctoral education in universities across Europe.
The EUA-CDE is an integral part of EUA.
Its activities are managed independently through a Steering Committee (SC). The members of the SC are formally appointed by the EUA Board and a member of the EUA Board serves as an ex officio member of the Steering Committee. The Chair of the Steering Committee works closely with the EUA Secretariat in managing the day to day affairs of the Council.