Well-being

In this section, we give PRIDE members the opportunity to present projects in the context of the doctorate in which they are involved and which are relevant and interesting for professionals. Projects can be implemented at national, European or global level.

PRIDE Training on Well-being of PhDs and Professionals in Doctoral Education

Keeping in mind that existing research has consistently found mental and physical health concerns and high attrition rates among doctoral students (see Sverdlik, Anna, et al. 2018), the well-being of PhDs is quickly becoming a major concern in doctoral education at universities. Professionals in doctoral education are often the main drivers in bringing forward the topic at their institutions.

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Webinar: Research Careers, well-being and mental health

On 2 December 2020 the next PRIDE webinar will explore the topic “Careers in academia: well-being and mental health of young researchers”. Gábor Kismihókis, expert in Researcher Career Management and chair of the the recently started COST Action on Researcher Mental Health will discuss the following questions: Which factors of the labor market in academia challenge the well-being of young researchers? How will this labor market develop in future? Will we lose talented young people because a job in academia gets unattractive, also because it threatens well-being and mental health?

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