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Call for applications for new EUA-CDE Steering Committee members

09 November 2017

The EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) is seeking to fill two vacant Steering Committee positions.

The Committee convenes three to four times a year and prepares and implements the EUA-CDE work programme together with the Secretariat and advises on topics of interest and future activities. Committee members are appointed for a period of three years, once renewable, and the membership is balanced both in terms of geography and gender.

The current members of the Steering Committee can be found on our website. Two members are to be replaced: Mary McNamara of the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland and Flavio Canavero of the Polytechnic University of Turin in Italy.

Candidates should send a short CV, cover letter demonstrating the criteria above as well as the motivation to apply, and a short statement on their vision for doctoral education in Europe, to Caroline Marissal (caroline.marissal@eua.beat the latest by 30 November 2017

New members will begin their mandate in March 2018 with the first steering committee meeting on 28 March 2018 in Brussels. Candidates interested in becoming a member of the Steering Committee should fulfil the criteria set out below.

  1. Demonstrate a considerable level of expertise and concrete experience concerning institutional management of doctoral education.
  2. Be knowledgeable about national and international debates and policies in the area.
  3. Have a clear and well-informed vision for doctoral education in Europe. This vision should be described in a short statement to be sent with the application.
  4. Have a position of institution-wide responsibility in a EUA-CDE member university at the level of vice-rector or similar.

Questions about applications can be addressed to Alexander Hasgall, Head of EUA-CDE (

European University Association (EUA)

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