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10th EUA-CDE Annual Meeting

Doctoral Education and Harnessing Digital Possibilities

The Annual Meeting of EUA-CDE is the largest and most comprehensive gathering of professionals and experts working on doctoral education and research training.

Hosted by Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia

15 - 16 June 2017

  • 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.

  • About the host

    photo banner Unversity Tallin 2Tallinn University is the youngest among all universities in the capital cities of Europe. It was founded only in 2005 as a merger of different universities and research institutions in Tallinn. Since then, it has been growing quickly and now has a student body of over 9,000 students (with 5.5% of them international), and over 900 employees, including more than 400 researchers and lecturers. The University consists of six institutes, two regional colleges, five centres of excellence, eight research centres and 13 support units. Academic institutes are competence centres in their specific fields and are active both in research and teaching.

    Tallinn University, as a university in Estonia, offers and develops education and research focusing on the needs of Estonia as a society. Given the new trends in higher education, the University also values internationalisation. One in ten academic staff members comes from abroad and the number of foreign students and the University’s contribution to international research increases yearly.

    Tallinn University is a partner in 14 European Union regional programmes, and a coordinator in one of them - Learning Layers. It also coordinates and partners the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020 and has contracts with 55 partner universities from 30 countries and over 400 Erasmus+ partnerships. Tallinn University is a member of five international higher education networks and its researchers and academic staff actively participate in their professional networks.

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