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QA from the doctoral candidates and junior researchers perspective Quality Assurance in Postgraduate Education March 12-13, 2009 The European Council of.

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1 QA from the doctoral candidates and junior researchers perspective Quality Assurance in Postgraduate Education March 12-13, 2009 The European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers Karoline Holländer President Eurodoc

2 22 Representing doctoral candidates and early stage researchers Federation of national associations: 32 Members 6 Workgroups Partner in Bologna process Consultancy to EC, EUA, etc… The European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers

3 3 Short history Arose out of the need of national associations to cooperate and give young researchers a voice at the European level Founded 2002 in Girona, Spain Registered 2005 in Brussels, Belgium 9 founding members – 32 members

4 4 What does Eurodoc do? Represent doctoral candidates and younger researchers at the European level Promote and support cooperation between national associations Circulate information among young researchers Foster networking between national organisations Bottom-up: supported by the members and the delegates from the national organisations

5 5 Key issues in QA from Eurodocs perspective? Access & Transparency Supervision, Training for Supervision & Supervise the Supervisors Monitoring Assessment, Expectations & Outcomes of Doctoral Programmes Transferable Skills Development

6 6 Key issues in QA from Eurodocs perspective? Career Development & Structures Working conditions Recruitment Procedures Mobility & Internationalisation

7 7 Key issues in QA from Eurodocs perspective? Availability of Funding Resources Administrative Structure Objectives of the Programme & the Graduate / Doctoral/ Research School

8 88 Upcoming Eurodoc Events : Eurodoc 2009 Annual Conference INNOVATIONS NNOVATIONS IN EUROPE -- FROM ACADEMIA TO PRACTICE AND BACK For more information: Contact the board: Thank you!


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