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Ideas on Innovative Doctoral Training at Universities of Science and Technology

       

In 2015, the technical university alliances CESAER, CLUSTER, EuroTech, IDEA League and Nordic Five Tech published a joint paper to contribute to the ongoing European debate on the future of doctoral training.

As a follow-up, a 2-day workshop was organized with the aim to promote further discussions about Innovative Doctoral Training and the possibilities for scaling up of the best practice examples among partner universities and beyond.

At the workshop we focused on key topics in Innovative Doctoral Training such as quality assurance, supervision, internationalization, exposure to industry, interdisciplinary research-options, international networking and transferable skills.

Members of CESAER universities presented practical examples as introductions to each theme. There was ample opportunity for active participation, discussion, peer learning, and networking while looking at particular challenges, expectations and opportunities of Innovative Doctoral Training.

The presentations from the individual sessions can be downloaded from http://www.dtu.dk/english/about/visits/phd-konference as well as a short report in which some of the ideas, good practice examples and recommendationscan were collected. You can find links to the presentations under each session in the programme.
 

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