The working group describes onboarding as all activities and information provided in the initial period to allow the doctoral candidates to integrate into the research community and become familiar with the university. By the end of 2023, the working group will publish a handbook on onboarding for doctoral candidates with general suggestions and examples of best practices.
In this section we want to present you networks that we think are relevant and interesting for professionals. These are networks of similar professional communities, perhaps on a national level, or networks of other stakeholders, e.g. the young scientists themselves or from academia, with whom cooperation is fruitful and beneficial for us professionals.
The International Doctoral Education Research Network (IDERN) provides an avenue for researchers on doctoral education from around the globe to generate dialogue on knowledge creation and doctoral pedagogy.
The German University Association of Advanced Graduate Training (UniWiND/GUAT) was established in 2009. It is the only national organisation in Germany that is dedicated solely to the advancement of (post-) doctoral education and training. Please visit the website for more information: www.uniwind.org .
Eurodoc, the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers, is an umbrella organization of national associations representing doctoral candidates and junior researchers in European countries. Eurodoc was established in 2002 and is based in Brussels. As representatives of early-career researchers (ECRs) at European level, we engage with all major stakeholders in research and innovation in Europe.
The Philosophy and Theory of Higher Education Society plays an important role in the joint international endeavour of developing and strengthening the discussions about the purpose and role of the university as an institution. The Society aims to be central to the formation of an initiative to establish a lasting joint international academic venture into the Philosophy and Theory of Higher Education. We encourage a multi-generational membership including PhD students, and newer and experienced researchers and scholars.
The UK Council for Graduate Education is the independent voice of the UK postgraduate community.
Established in 1994, the UKCGE champions and enhances postgraduate education and research by enabling collective leadership on the development of postgraduate affairs across UK HEIs, research agencies and funding bodies.
The EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) was launched in 2008 at the initiative of the European University Association, responding to a growing interest in doctoral education and research training in Europe. An integral part of the European University Association, it is now the largest European network in this field, covering more than 260 universities and institutions working on issues related to doctoral education and research training in 36 countries.