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The doctoral journey is often overwhelming complex for doctoral candidates who have not carried out a project of such complexity and duration before and so time becomes a scarce resource. We use examples collected from the PRIDE community to illustrate how professionals support candidates, supervisors and school leaders with their activities in achieving a timely completion.

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Podcast: PhD Unplugged

This podcast covers common issues that PhD students encounter during their doctoral years. The topics are self-compassion, work-life balance, supervisory problems and career uncertainty of PhDs.

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Learning about PhD Supervision

If you start working as a professional in the field of doctoral studies, you soon come across the topic of “supervision” or the question: how can we as a university, but also as service providers, ensure or at least contribute to the quality of supervision by our researchers. And this of course means, on the one hand, thinking about quality in supervision at all, and on the other hand reflecting on the complexity of the topic of supervision. One way to immerse yourself in the topic is to take a closer look at the handbooks on the topic of “PhD Supervision”.

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How do I get started? Policy and Research Papers

When I started to work at the Center for Doctoral Studies in 2010, I was new in the field of doctoral education. Thus, to get a broader understanding of the developments in doctoral education at the University of Vienna, my senior colleagues recommended me to read the 10 Salzburg Principles from 2005, which mark the beginning of new developments in doctoral education in many European countries.

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What does someone working in the field of doctoral education need to know? Being familiar with the framework conditions of doctoral education, with local regulations as well as with international policies are characteristics of professionals in doctoral education.We put together some important policy papers, guidelines, reference documents, interesting books or scholarly works, without any claim to completeness. Anyone wishing to share a text, a reference or any other relevant document with the community is welcome to do so via the PRIDE website.

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