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13 Oct 2015

Universities of Science and Technology discuss innovative doctoral training

On 13 October 2015, five associations representing a total of 53 European Universities of Science and Technology jointly published a discussion paper on Innovative Doctoral Training. The paper was presented on 13 October 2015 at an event with key European stakeholders in Brussels. The issues dealt with in the discussion paper relate to interdisciplinarity, transferable competences, exposure to the non-academic sector, and international networking.

The five associations which jointly published this paper are CESAER (Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research), CLUSTER (Leading Universities of Science and Technology), EuroTech Universities Alliance, IDEA League and Nordic Five Tech. The paper highlights some best practices and challenges that universities of science and technology face in the development of their doctoral training programmes. The paper aims to stimulate a further in-depth discussion about the future of doctoral training both with key European stakeholders and between the universities themselves, and includes a set of recommendations targeted at universities and European and national policy makers.

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