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Projects

OEduverse: Advancing sustainable research careers

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.

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Digital

PRIDE Webinar – Research Careers, well-being and mental health

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.

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Projects

My DocPro

DocPro refers to a tool that was developed in cooperation between stakeholders in the academic world and the corporate world. It gives PhD candidates, companies and laboratories an overview of the skills that PhD candidates develop throughout their careers.

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Literature

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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Literature

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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