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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.
The 2022 PRIDE Network Annual Conference was opened by Søren S.E. Bengsten (Associate Professor, PhD; Co-Director of Centre for Higher Education Futures (CHEF); Danish School of Education (DPU); Aarhus University) with a keynote on “Limits of Responsibility? – New trends in the research-society-nexus and the implications for doctoral education and the PhD”.
The project “KaWuM – Career Paths and Qualification Requirements in Science and Higher Education Management” funded by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education, aims to identify tasks in science management and their qualification requirements.
In today’s growing competitive landscape, it has become more important than ever to advance the skills needed for a sustainable research careers. Outside of their scientific expertise, researchers are required to have excellent skills in for instance management and communication.
On 2 December 2020 the PRIDE webinar explored the topic “Careers in academia: well-being and mental health of young researchers”. Interviewed by Lisette Schmidt, Gábor Kismihókis, expert in Researcher Career Management and chair of the recently started COST Action on Researcher Mental Health, and Desiree Dickerson, psychologist and experienced trainer, talk about difficult circumstances in academic life that challenge the well-being of young researchers.