About VITAE

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.

VITAE is a non-profit programme, part of the Careers Research & Advisory Centre (CRAC) Ltd, with over 50 years’ experience of enhancing the skills of researchers. We strengthen our members’ institutional provision for the professional development of researchers through research and innovation, training and resources, events, consultancy and membership:

Vitae has four aims:

  • Influence the development and implementation of effective policy relating to researcher development 
  • Enhance higher education provision to train and develop researchers
  • Empower researchers to make an impact on their careers 
  • Evidence the impact of professional and career development support for researchers

Our partners include governments, funders of research, academies, professional bodies, trusts and foundations, universities and research institutes. CRAC provides research intelligence and innovation for all those who support career development for people of all ages and in all sectors. We work in partnership with government agencies, education organisations and providers, and employers and professional bodies. CRAC is a registered charity No 313164 established in 1964.

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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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Projects

DocEnhance

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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About EUA CDE

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.

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