The PRIDE-network Association aims at representing the community of Professionals in Doctoral Education within Europe and beyond.
Our members are contributing to the connection of the European Research Area and the European Higher Education Area. The PRIDE-network provides training, professional development, and networking opportunities to its members and promotes the professional status and visibility in the higher education community. Membership in the PRIDE-network is open to individuals and organisations who foster a positive association within the community, whose terms of affiliation are not contrary to the goals of the PRIDE-network, and who uphold the responsibilities and integrity of the association without conflict of interest.
Based on a feasibility study, which was undertaken at the end of the PRIDE project, and encouraged by a number of our peers from different institutions throughout Europe the team at the University of Vienna registered the PRIDE Network Association under Austrian law in spring 2017.
The PRIDE handbook was published in September as major output of the PRIDE project. Moroever, hosted by the Centre for Advanced Academic Studies University of Zagreb in Dubrovnik, Croatia, the first PRIDE Trainings "Practicing Professionalism in Doctoral Education" took place from Sunday 28 August-Wednesday 31 August 2016
First findings of a survey about PRIDEs were presented at the EUA-CDE conference and at the UK Grad.
Two surveys were undertaken by the PRIDE consortium to investigate the roles of professionals in doctoral education. More than 200 responses were collected.
In October the PRIDE project started, funded by the European Commission DG EAC through the Lifelong Learning Programme.
The Handbook was one of the major outputs of the PRIDE project. It is licensed under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International License.