EUA CDE is the largest European network in the field of Doctoral Education, covering more than 30 countries and bringing together a community of academic leaders and professionals from over 230 universities awarding doctoral degrees and institutions working on issues related to doctoral education and research training.

Since its creation in 2008, CDE has been leading the transformation of doctoral education in Europe, facilitating the impact of universities on European policy developments. Building on the outcomes of EUA’s work on doctoral programmes and research careers, we have been the driving force behind the implementation of the Salzburg Principles and Recommendations and promoting doctoral education as the main intersection between the European higher education and research areas. EUA-CDE reaffirmed its commitment to this with Taking Salzburg forward.

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About the UKCGE

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.

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DocEnhance aims to enhance transferable skills intelligence and integration into existing PhD programmes in 3 ways: involving the non-academic sector in developing a more employment and innovation-oriented curriculum for PhD programmes, facilitating work-based learning and business-education partnerships through developing PhD courses, and tracking of PhD graduate career paths.

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Vitae is the global leader in supporting the professional development of researchers, experienced in working with institutions as they strive for research excellence, innovation and impact.

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