EUA Council for Doctoral Education

Activities and events

The EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) actively promotes collaboration and exchange of good practices on issues of common concern. We achieve this by organising a yearly cycle of activities and events that bring together our community of academic leaders and professionals working on doctoral education and research training in Europe. Topics of activities and events are guided by our policy and project work.

Our yearly cycle of activities and events is structured around an annual meeting in June and a thematic workshop in January. Other activities explore new topics and provide follow-up to issues of common concern, notably including regular focus groups and webinars. The global strategic forum provides a global perspective on European developments by bringing together academic leaders and professionals from other parts of the world.

  • 28 March 2018 - Event

    The Transformation of Doctoral Education: Why it Matters for Europe

    Hosted by Royal Flemish Academy of Sciences and Arts in Brussels, Belgium

    EUA organises an event for European and national policy makers, leaders of higher education institutions and Brussels-based stakeholders on the contribution of doctoral education to higher education, research and society in Europe.


  • 07-08 June 2018 - Annual meeting

    Excellence through diversity: doctoral education in a globalised world

    Hosted by University of Ljubljana in Ljubljana, Slovenia

    The 11th Annual Meeting celebrates the 10th anniversary of EUA-CDE with its European membership community and all other interested stakeholders in this field. Following a decade of Europe-wide reforms, the Meeting is dedicated to diversity as an enduring characteristic and strength of doctoral education in Europe.