EUA Council for Doctoral Education

The European voice for doctoral education, bringing together a community of academic leaders and professionals

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Five reasons to join

  • 01

    Exchange good practices

    Exchange and learn about the latest good practices in doctoral education from across Europe

  • 02

    Strengthen your network

    Strengthen and expand your network with our community of academic leaders and professionals from more than 30 European countries

  • 03

    Gain access to expertise on doctoral school development

    We bring together a community with know-how on supporting doctoral schools for universities at different stages of development

  • 04

    Enhance your doctoral research capacity

    Develop your university’s capacity to attract and shape talented early-stage researchers in a competitive and global environment

  • 05

    Speak with a strong voice

    Speak with a strong voice on the European policy level, together with our European network of more than 230 universities

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EUA-CDE is the largest European network working on doctoral education

EUA-CDE brings together the largest network of European universities awarding doctoral degrees and institutions working on issues related to doctoral education and research training

235 members
35 countries
Doctoral researchers are vital to the production of knowledge and to challenging the status quo. Focused on improving doctoral education in Europe, our engagement extends from university leadership to those involved in the day-to-day delivery of doctoral programmes and supervision.

Luke Georghiou,
University of Manchester Chair of the EUA-CDE Steering Committee

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