Faculté de

Géographie et Géologie

Conference “Preparing doctoral education for a post-pandemic world”

Dear colleague,

EUA-CDE is pleased to invite you to its 2021 Annual Meeting, “Preparing doctoral education for a post-pandemic world”. The conference will take place online on 13-15 September.

This year's Annual Meeting is about building the future of doctoral education. Over the course of three days, the EUA-CDE community will come together to address the key challenges facing doctoral education in these times. This conference will provide a forum for discussion on topics such the collaboration in doctoral education, the skills needs and development of doctoral candidates, the importance of academic freedom and the impact of the pandemic on doctoral education globally. Another important element of our conference will be the first public presentation and discussion of key results of the 2021 EUA-CDE survey on current developments in doctoral education. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the results and to discuss them with peers through virtual focus groups. The results of these group-discussions will be included in the final report. The 2021 Annual Meeting will also be more global than ever: sessions with participants from five continents point to the global dimension of doctoral education and the need to work together on the doctoral education of the future.


Participation is open to EUA-CDE members only and free of charge for the first time. To be able to register, please note that you will need to enter the following password into the registration tool:



You are welcome to share this code with any colleague working at an EUA-CDE member university and interested in attending the Annual Meeting. The deadline to register is 9 September 2021.




EUA-CDE members are also kindly invited to actively contribute to the EUA-CDE Annual Meeting programme by submitting a proposal for a short presentation (5 minutes), during which selected contributors can present ideas and good practices related to the main topics of the Annual Meeting.

For more information, please access the registration tool though the button above. The deadline to apply is 15 August 2021.

This year’s Annual Meeting will be hosted on an immersive online platform, giving participants access to all sessions, networking opportunities and plenty of additional material.

For questions about the event, please contact the EUA-CDE Secretariat at info@eua-cde.org.

On another note, we would like to draw your attention to an event organised by the DocEnhance project. The project partners will present and discuss a new platform that is designed to support innovative career-oriented doctoral training, as well as its contents. This is for EUA-CDE members only. Those who wish to attend can express their interest at docenhance.cde-workshop@fue.es" title="mailto:mailto:docenhance.cde-workshop@fue.es">docenhance.cde-workshop@fue.es.

To stay up to date on what awaits you at the EUA-CDE Annual Meeting, you can also follow us on Twitter under #EUACDE.

We look forward to seeing you virtually in September.


Dr Alexander Hasgall

European University Association