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Doctoral Programmes for the European Knowledge Society
Doctoral training has gained increasing importance in the context of the Bologna Process since the Berlin Communiqué (2003) which, on a recommendation from EUA, included doctoral programmes as the ‘third cycle’ following the bachelor and master levels. At the same time, doctoral programmes also form the first phase of younger researchers’ careers and are thus central to the drive to create a Europe of knowledge, as more researchers need to be trained than ever before if the ambitious objectives concerning enhanced research capacity, innovation and economic growth are to be met.
This report, entitled “Doctoral Programmes for the European Knowledge Society”, aims to provide EUA members and other stakeholders in higher education and research with a broad view of the current landscape of doctoral programmes in Europe.
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