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Workshop on the Doctorate in the Arts

11 December 2014

On 28 November, an invited group of leaders from arts academies and universities met at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland to discuss the doctorate in the arts.

The event included keynote presentations from the ORPHEUS Institute in Ghent, Belgium, and from the Conservatoire of Music Vincenzo Bellini Palermo, Italy, but was mostly based on interactive discussions concerning the principles and practices of doctoral education in the arts. The workshop largely focused on the nature of artistic research and how to ensure, document and get recognition for the reflection on artistic practice that characterises artistic research. Participants discussed at length how to concretely implement doctoral education in the arts and the challenges that this presented.

The discussions between representatives from different countries and institutions was seen as a good step in the dialogue particularly between universities and art academies; they demonstrated a high level of sophistication in their ideas and discussions about procedures regarding artistic research as well as showing good practices in the concrete organisation of doctoral education in the arts.

The event was organised by the European University Association (EUA), the Conférence Universitaire de Suisse Occidentale (CUSO) and The University of Lausanne, with the help of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires and the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA).

More information, including presentations from the event, is available here.

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