EUA publishes new report on quality assurance in doctoral education

 » A new report published today (26 February) by EUA analyses the development of quality assurance processes (internal and external) for doctoral education in European universities.

 The report, which is based on quantitative information gathered from a survey of over 100 universities across Europe and qualitative information collected during a series of focus groups and a workshop, is the outcome of a two-year EC-supported project led by EUA. It will be presented today (26 February) at an event taking place at the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU in Brussels.

The importance of training researchers has been recognised as crucial to the future of the European knowledge society, and the number of doctorate (PhD) holders has risen sharply in recent years. Improving accountability and enhancing quality of doctoral education have therefore become increasingly important.

Entitled “Quality Assurance in Doctoral Education – results of the ARDE project”, the new report underlines that doctoral education is being managed more professionally (in particular with the establishment of doctoral schools) and that institutions are giving more attention to accountability and quality enhancement (…) « 

source >, 26 février 2013