The first international network for Professionals in Doctoral Education Register on this website, connect with your peers and become a member of the Association.

Our Mission

Your Benefits

Discussion Groups

Members will have the opportunity to establish dedicated discussion groups.


The Event Calendar will provide an easy overview about relevant training events.

Exchange opportunities

Learning from others and sharing information.

Staff Development Offers

We plan to offer a forum for career development opportunities.

Connecting peers

The Member Directory will help you find experts in your field of interest.

Job opportunities

Learn more about various opportunities to enrich your professional experiences.

What We Think

Latest News

Wonderful 8th Master Class!

PRIDE member Kirsi Tuohela from the University of Turku tells about her experiences at the 8th UNICA...

Meeting of Austrian Doctoral Education Professionals

On 7 September doctoral education professionals met to discuss data monitoring of PhD candidates and...

Erasmus+ Mobility – Experience Report

Thanks to funding from the Erasmus+ programme, Elisa Coati from the University of Liverpool was able...

A Handbook for Doctoral Supervisors

Stan Taylor, Margaret Kiley and Robin Humphrey have recently published the 2nd edition of “A Handbo...

First-Come-Together in Tallinn

Around 25 professionals in Doctoral Education from all over Europe joined the event on 14 June in Ta...


8. UNICA PhD MASTER CLASS - Going beyond knowledge & skills in doctoral education: How to integrate ...

Reasons for dropping out of the doctoral programme

Many universities face high dropout rates in doctoral education. Often the reasons are not evident a...

Assessing PhD supervisors ‘leads to higher completion rates’

At the event, organised by the UK Council for Graduate Education Richard Russell, a former pro vice-...

Collaborative Doctorates: Structures, challenges and possibilities

The event is multi-disciplinary and multi-perspective, offering insights from students, supervisors,...