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11th EUA-CDE Thematic Workshop

The Impact and Outcomes of Doctoral Education Reform in Europe

The EUA-CDE Thematic Workshop on doctoral education reform in Europe will reflect on the impact and outcomes of newly implemented practices and institutional structures.

Hosted by the University of Malta, Valletta, Malta

18 - 19 January 2018

  • New doctoral education practices and institutional structures in line with the Salzburg Principles and Recommendations have complemented the traditional ‘master-apprentice model’, ushering in a Europe-wide transformation over the last decade. Now is a timely undertaking to reflect on the impact and outcomes of these practices and structures.

    The EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) invites academic leaders, heads of doctoral schools and doctoral education professionals to the 2018 Thematic Workshop. They will reflect on key practices that have been introduced, i.e. institutional structures, doctoral supervision, transferable skills training and career development, and intersectoral collaboration and their impact on doctoral education and its outcomes. Part of this discussion will be to consider if and how universities are building an evidence-base by monitoring and evaluating the practices and structures they have in place.

    Thematic workshops offer EUA-CDE members a platform to collaborate and to share policies and good practices of common interest. Participants will be invited to actively contribute to four parallel working groups, each dedicated to one specific practice and, over the course of the event, will have the opportunity to discuss different practices.

    Registration will open in October.

    Hosted by University of Malta


    Photo © Rene' Monseigneur
  • About the University of Malta

    The University of Malta is the highest educational institution on the Maltese Islands, with 14 faculties and a number of institutes. The University has three main campuses; the Msida Main Campus, the Gozo Campus and the Valletta Campus. 
    The latter is the most historically significant of the three. Built by the Jesuits to serve as a college and residence in the late 16th century,  it served as the very first University on the island as from 1769 until a new larger campus was constructed in Msida in the 1960s. The Valletta Campus is nowadays once of the most sought-after historic conference venues in Malta. Being situated right in the heart of the capital Valletta, the campus is close to all conference requirements including hotels, restaurants, banks, museums and other points of interest.

    About Malta

    DSC07698With a history dating back more than 9,000 years, a perfect climate and welcoming people, the Maltese Islands have been a very popular destination for the past forty years. In the last decade conference tourism has seen an exponential increase and Malta has hosted a number of large-scale international events such as CHOGM 2015 and the EU Presidency for the first half of 2017.

    Throughout 2018, the capital city Valletta will have the title of European Capital of Culture. Referred by many as a Baroque capital par excellence, Valletta amazes all visitors with its highly ornate buildings, numerous museums and historic churches. 

    Other places of interest on the island include the old capital city Mdina, the Three Cities of Birgu, Bormla and Isla, as well as numerous beaches and cliffs. Sister island Gozo also has a lot to offer with its fertile ground and agricultural spaces, prehistoric as well as historic sites, opera houses and beautiful sea-side towns.


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