The EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) is proud to present its 10th Annual Meeting, titled ‘Doctoral Education and Harnessing Digital Possibilities’. The event will be hosted by Tallinn University on 15 and 16 June 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia.
As societies in general and universities in particular explore the opportunities of digitalisation, EUA-CDE has highlighted open science and innovation and their potential to change established research practices as some of the most pressing issues confronting today’s academic community. Doctoral candidates and other early-stage researchers find themselves at the forefront of harnessing digital possibilities in this regard, adapting their work to make use of new opportunities. Universities must develop coherent policies and infrastructures for online sharing and learning in doctoral education that can be used in a coherent and responsible manner across the institution.
The annual meeting will bring together European stakeholders working to harness digital possibilities in doctoral education, illuminating the key aspects of this issue in a series of discussions and opportunities to exchange good practices. The central question in these discussions will be how all institutional levels can work together to build a coherent strategy to support early-stage researchers as they lead the way on exploring the opportunities of open science for academic research.
EUA-CDE annual meetings have become the largest and most comprehensive gatherings of academic leaders and professionals working on doctoral education and research training in Europe, the previous edition welcoming 230 participants from 111 institutions in 26 countries. Open to everyone working in this field, they offer EUA-CDE members an opportunity to build new partnerships with European and national policy makers, funding organisations, quality assurance agencies, global partners and other relevant stakeholders.