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8th EUA-CDE Workshop 

Regional Engagement and Doctoral Education

Hosted by Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France

 22-23 January 2015 

Universities have the potential to play a key part in developing their regions, and many of them already do. Universities ensure local employers have a pool of candidates with the right skills and make sure that knowledge is circulated between universities, private companies and the public sector.
 
Doctoral education combines these elements of human resources development and knowledge transfer. Doctorate holders sustain or further develop research capacity within universities as researchers, but also in a number of other positions outside academia. Moreover, the research carried out by doctoral candidates can often directly benefit regional development. They work in collaboration with local industries, they provide knowledge to regional authorities and they add to the research expertise and capacity of the region. This close connection between doctoral education and the regions has gained importance as EU structural funds have become directed towards projects in research and innovation.

How do universities manage their regional role? What initiatives do they take, and how do they establish a continuous dialogue with their regional authorities? These are the questions that the 8th Thematic Workshop of the EUA Council for Doctoral Education will attempt to answer in Marseille 22-23 January 2015. The workshop will present in-depth examples and good practices in regional engagement for inspiration and for discussion.

Audience

The workshop is aimed at vice-rectors, deans, heads of doctoral schools and research staff responsible for doctoral programmes.

The workshop is only open to EUA-CDE member institutions.

Hosted by

Aix-Marseille University 

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