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On 27-31st of March, 2017, the Eurodoc and Organization of Hungarian PhD and DLA candidates DOSz organized an “International workshop on career development and interdisciplinarity for early stage researchers”, which took place at the University of Debrecen, Hungary.
The aim was to bring more focus on the career and disciplinarity issues among early career researchers, on the issues of postdoctoral schemes. Sessions moderators were experienced Eurodocers, coordinators of the working groups (PhD Training, Mobility), Eurodoc adminsitration (the Board, chaired by the President Ewelina Pabjańczyk). During the thematic workshops participants discussed topics about the equal accessibility to research career; about addressing international mobility and interdisciplinarity issues. For Eurodoc Team internal workshops were organized.
Abstract: The growing and ongoing diversification of Doctoral Candidates and Graduates’ profiles on the one hand, and the changing character and context of doctoral programmes on the other, has led to a variety of debates on the quality and impact of the doctorate. Within this context, the pioneering and ambitious goal of this policy paper is the replacement of ECTS (European Credit Transfer Scheme) with the promising approach of Learning Outcomes, which focuses on what learners are expected to know and be able to do after the completion of their study programmes. Learning Outcomes provide not only a powerful tool for recognising and quantifying learning achievements, but they are also an effective structure for comparing qualifications or linking obtained knowledge. However, potential pitfalls need to be properly addressed. As for implementation, learning outcomes maybe long, demanding, and therefore costly. As well, every EU country is characterized by a specific socio, economic, and institutional context that can affect how learning outcomes are assessed and defined.
Dear readers! Eurodoc is pleased to present you our latest issue of the Newsletter, which was prepared by the Doctoral Training Working Group. This issues is aimed, especially, at the doctoral training and career development of ECRs. In this issue:
- The evolution of doctoral education
- Doctoral training in Finland
- Doctoral training in the project SAF21
- Doctoral training and career opportunities in Italy
- Perspective of doctoral education in the Czech Republic
- The Baltic university programme: an international course of PhD candidates
- PhD Summer school for transferable skills development
- Doctoral workshop 2016 in Hungary
- Workshop ‘What future for a PhD holder?’
- EURAXESS: Researcher career skills for career development
- Vitae: Develop yourself as well as your research
- Postdoctoral researchers’ in Europe: Main challenges to employment
- ERASMUS+ Project SuperProfDoc
Download Eurodoc Newsletter, Issue #21, Mar 2017 (*.pdf, ~3,7 Mb)
Invitation to Eurodoc Conference 2017: Open Science – Challenges and Opportunities for Early Career Researchers
Dear Eurodoc delegates, observers, doctoral candidates and junior researchers around Europe,
The European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers (Eurodoc) and The Association of Doctoral Organisations in Norway (SiN) have the pleasure to invite you to the 17th Eurodoc Conference, which will take place on 26-27 April 2017 at the University of Oslo, Norway.
The conference will be guided by the theme “Open Science – Challenges and Opportunities for Early Career Researchers”, and aims at bringing together a blend of Open Science visionaries, international experts, and stakeholders.
Our speakers will provide a close look at the problems of today’s scientific communication, and explore how Open Science offers ways to overcome issues of inequality, research integrity and result reproducibility. Careful attention will be given to the relevance of Open Science for day-to-day working conditions of Early Career Researchers, and which concrete steps can be taken by decision-makers and individual researchers to promote Open Science. The presented measures will have immediate implications for individual researchers and will help contribute solving global challenges.
Looking forward to meeting you in Oslo,
Ewelina Pabjańczyk, President of Eurodoc
Vegard Stenhjem Hagen, President of SiN
A large number of major European organisations in the area of science, research, innovation and higher education have written an Open Letter to European Prime Ministers, ministers responsible for those same areas, as well as the President of the European Council and of the European Commission, and Commissioner Carlos Moedas for Research and Innovation to express their concern about recent developments in the US.
European governments and the leaders in the EU are called upon to uphold previous good practices and to work with their counterparts in the US administration to maintain a global science system based on the principles of equality, appreciation of diversity and open communication.
Eurodoc strongly supports this statement.