Ideas on Innovative Doctoral Training

Monday and Tuesday 29-30 August 2016, a 2-day Workshop on Innovative Doctoral Training took place at DTU in Lyngby (DK). The point of departure was the conclusions and recommendations from the Discussion Paper “Innovative Doctoral Training at Universities of Science and Technology”.

In 2015, the technical university alliances CESAER, CLUSTER, EuroTech, IDEA League and Nordic Five Tech published a joint paper to contribute to the ongoing European debate on the future of doctoral training.

As a follow-up, a 2-day workshop was organized with the aim to promote further discussions about Innovative Doctoral Training and the possibilities for scaling up of the best practice examples among partner universities and beyond.

See the discussion paper (pdf)


Key discussion points

At the workshop we focused on key topics in Innovative Doctoral Training such as quality assurance, supervision, internationalization, exposure to industry, interdisciplinary research-options, international networking and transferable skills.

Members of CESAER universities presented practical examples as introductions to each theme. There was ample opportunity for active participation, discussion, peer learning, and networking while looking at particular challenges, expectations and opportunities of Innovative Doctoral Training.

Presentations & Pictures
The presentations from the individual sessions can now be downloaded. You can find links to the presentations under each session in the programme.
See the presentations

In the slide show above you will find a collection of impressions from the workshop.

Follow up report
In this short report we have collected some of the ideas, good practice examples and recommendations shared at the workshop relating to innovative doctoral education
See the report