The EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) is happy to announce its 2019 Annual Meeting, entitled “The societal dimension of doctoral education”.
The meeting will focus on the different ways doctoral education and doctoral candidates relate and contribute to society. This includes topics such as the relations between doctoral education and the Sustainable Development Goals, inter-sectoral mobility and collaboration, citizen science and the link between science communication and doctoral education. The EUA-CDE Annual Meeting will also offer reflections on policies and practices that assist the contribution of doctoral candidates to society and on doctoral education structures in general. Open to everyone interested in this field, the EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) invites university members and other stakeholders to take this opportunity to exchange good practices and build new relations with European policy makers, funding organisations and global partners. This event may be of particular interest for academic leaders, doctoral education professionals, doctoral candidates and other research stakeholders.
Registration will open in February.
Dear Colleagues and Guests,
I am honoured and delighted to invite you to the University of Brescia to participate in the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Council for Doctoral Education of the European University Association.
The University of Brescia is a public research and teaching institution, located in a medium-sized city that is a champion of technological innovation in Italy. We are a driving force in a wealthy and economically well-developed region, ranking third among the most important provinces in the manufacturing sector in Europe and fifth among the most productive Italian provinces in terms of GDP.
The University of Brescia aims at attaining strong international achievements and a position of leadership in the East Lombardy area by offering education, training and research in the macro-areas of Economics, Engineering, Law and Medicine. Our community is made up of 15.000 students, 550 faculty members and 500 academic, administrative and technical staff. The eight departments of the university’s four areas offer 24 undergraduate and 21 master programmes, 38 schools of specialisation in medical disciplines and 9 PhD programmes. We foster sustainable growth, both in numbers and quality. Our strategic plan strongly emphasises the integration of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Agenda within all of our educational and research activities.
During this year’s EUA-CDE Annual Meeting, on “The societal dimension of doctoral education”, we will discuss the different ways doctoral education contributes to the well-being of society, the construction of public awareness and the growth of knowledge. I am pleased to welcome you to our community, as I am sure it will be a unique occasion to strengthen the bond between our institutions and with the local society. Our young and motivated staff is already doing its best to prepare a warm welcome, worthy of such distinguished guests.
We are looking forward to meeting you all in Brescia in June 2019. In the meantime, I send you all my warmest regards.
University of Brescia
About the host
The University of Brescia (Unibs) was officially founded in 1982, building on previous courses provided by the nearby University of Milan, Milan Polytechnic and University of Parma. Unibs is an open and inclusive academic community on a national and regional level, that is socially and economically well-rooted, and eager to face today’s challenges. It is a place where professors and students conduct research, study and work in an interdisciplinary context, while aiming at being a leading institution in society and enhancing the skills and humanism of students who invest in education and culture.
Unibs interacts with businesses that want to be competitive thanks to innovation based on research and with institutions that contribute to promoting social progress. With 15.000 students and about 600 professors and researchers, Unibs offers a wide range of educational programmes in 4 areas: Economics, Law, Engineering and Medicine, including Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, PhD programmes and Schools of Specialisation.
Unibs has 121 active international cooperation agreements and 150 bilateral agreements within the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme for the exchange of students and staff. Moreover, thanks to a scholarship programme for international students, Unibs promotes an international study environment. It also provides high quality services for its students, such as counselling services, tutoring, accommodation services, computer and multimedia rooms, wi-fi zones, libraries, on-line services, laboratories and centres of advanced scientific research.
Brescia is the prototype of a smart city, which combines technological and digital innovation to provide increasingly modern and efficient services for its citizens. Culturally lively thanks to numerous important institutions, it also boasts significant artistic heritage starting from the remains of the ancient Roman Brixia to many 18th century churches. The city offers a wide range of sightseeing options, such as Franciacorta, Lake Garda, the valleys Val Camonica and Val Trompia. From an economic point of view, it is one of the most important iron and steel centres in the Po Valley.
Brescia’s historical centre, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, has Roman and Langobard origins, which left an important historical legacy, and offers museums, monuments and buildings of great artistic and architectural interest. Brescia has a population of about 200.000 inhabitants and is served by an excellent bus and subway system, as well as an efficient motorway and railway network.
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