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Susan Wright gives a presentation at EU conference

UNIKE Professor Susan Wright participated in the EU Conference 'Future of the Doctorate' and held a presentation about the UNIKE Project.

2015.07.07 | Lisbeth Kristine Walakira

Professor Susan Wright giving her presentation at the EU Conference 'Future of the Doctorate'. Photo by the conference organisers.

Professor Susan Wright from the UNIKE Project at University of Aarhus participated in the EU Conference 'Future of the Doctorate', held in Riga 28-29 of May 2015. The conference was organised by the European Commission and focused on on what makes “the modern doctorate” today, and how it will need to evolve in the future.

The conference report is now available.

The conference was attended by more than 200 policy makers, practitioners, researchers and other stakeholder organisations from 39 countries. The programme of the conference was structured around plenary and parallel sessions that gave the opportunity to look at different models and practices of doctoral training around the world.

Thematic sessions looked at doctoral supervision, intersectoral collaboration, the employability of the doctorate and gender issues. Practical examples, opportunities and challenges experienced by joint doctorates were discussed.

A wide range of cases from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN) were presented under three disciplinary clusters (the social sciences and humanities, the life sciences and geosciences and physics and engineering sciences). The conference placed innovation in doctoral training in the broader context of the emerging Open Science and the implications for the way research will be carried out in the future.

View the full programme of presenters with links to their presentations.

View Professor Susan Wright's presentation about UNIKE at the conference.

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