Implementing an ethos of research integrity has become a crucial challenge for academic leaders and professionals working on doctoral education. Universities are facing uncharted ethical questions stemming from innovative paths for research, while increased social awareness puts a spotlight on the integrity of their staff. Doctoral education is emerging as a powerful tool to meet these challenges.
On 25 October 2017 the EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) organises a Webinar dedicated to implementing an ethos of research integrity in doctoral education. Three speakers will share their insights, covering the European Commission’s ongoing efforts to build a common European reference framework for ethics and research integrity, key elements for doctoral education in the revised European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity and the findings from a two-day Focus Group discussion between European universities.
The event is open to all EUA members, but limited to 500 participants. Places will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of one participant per institution. Registrations will open on 28 September 2017 and close on 20 October 2017.
The Webinar will be preceded by a Focus Group bringing together doctoral education professionals and ethics and research integrity officers to exchange views on the current situation in Europe and reflect on ways forward.
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On 24 and 25 October 2017 the EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) organises a Focus Group dedicated to this topic. The event will bring together universities to discuss implementing an ethos of research integrity as an integral part of doctoral education.
The Focus Group welcomes universities at different stages of development in this field, from those just starting out to institutions with an established track record. Participating doctoral education professionals and ethics and research integrity officers will have the opportunity to exchange views on the current situation in Europe and together reflect on ways forward.
Please complete the registration form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org at the latest on 5 October 2017. The event is free of charge and open to all EUA-CDE members, but limited to 25 participants. Places will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of one participant per institution. If the capacity of this event is reached before this date, we reserve the right to close registrations before this deadline. Participants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses. Please don’t make any travel arrangements before receiving a confirmation e-mail.
The Focus Group will be followed by a Webinar to disseminate a summary of the key findings of the Focus Group discussion to a broader audience.
Coimbra Group and UNICA announce the second Coimbra Group-UNICA joint PhD training workshop: Navigating your career: the international training workshop for PhD candidates on career preparation, which will take place at the Centre for Advanced Academic Studies of the University of Zagreb in Dubrovnik, on 15-18 October 2017.
During their PhD journey, doctoral candidates become attuned to facing the unknown. As they move forward with their work, they develop competences related to solving complex problems, searching and identifying opportunities, and adapting to changing environments. After completing their PhD, they are again confronted with the unknown: their future career in a global job market, which can present a threat and an opportunity.
This joint initiative by two networks, both taking an active role in the further development of doctoral education in Europe, intends to bring together doctoral candidates from universities across Europe in a highly international and multicultural setting, which will allow them to meet peers who may have had a very different experience.
Far from their daily obligations towards their research, participants will have the opportunity to step back and reflect, in a structured and guided manner, on the broad skills they have gained during their doctoral studies and that are key in the ever-dynamic global employment market, such as building a network of international peers, functioning in international, cross-functional teams and being exposed to acting outside their daily research environment. While their PhD is a tangible proof of the level and depth of their expertise, it is a deeper understanding of these broad skills that will equip them for a wide range of careers.
The aim of this initiative is not to provide job interview training, but rather to create a space for reflection on employability prospects and on the soft, transversal skills needed to respond to a global setting in constant change.
The 3 ½ day programme (start: Sunday, 15 October afternoon; end: Wednesday, 18 October) will include presentations from keynote speakers, training sessions aimed at improving specific competences, debates and space for self-assessment and reflection. The Centre for Advanced Academic Studies (CAAS) of the University of Zagreb in Dubrovnik will offer a perfect setting for discussion, learning, networking and recreation.
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