On 15 June YERUN co-organised, together with the University of Bremen and the partner universities to LINK EDU-RES, the 2nd multiplier event of the project. The event was a great success, bringing together around 50 participants on site in Brussels, and around 60 participants connected remotely.
The event was moderated by the YERUN Secretary General, Ms. Silvia Gomez and it addressed the topic of how joint doctoral programmes and doctoral collaborations in general are promoted by universities networks and alliances.
During the morning, Dr. Pieter Spooren, Head of Research Affairs at the University of Antwerp, presented the advancement of the project. His presentation can be found here.
A presentation by Dr. Margot Chauliac (University of Antwerp) of the draft guidelines on how to set-up and implement joint doctoral programmes followed. Her presentation can be found here.
A panel discussion highlighting the experiences and work done on joint doctoral education collaboration, programmes and other activities followed, bringing together: Ms. Emily Palmer, Secretary-General of Una Europa; Prof. Alessandra Carucci, Vice-Rector for International Affairs at the University of Cagliari and member of EDUC SHARE Steering Committees; Dr. Pieter Spooren, representing the YUFE/DIOSI project; Prof. Adriana Zait, from the University Alexandru Ioan Cuza Iasi and vice-chair of Coimbra Doctoral Studies working group; and Dr. Alexander Hasgall, Head of the EUA Council for Doctoral Education.
The afternoon session started with a presentation by Mr. Yann-Maël Bideau on the pilot call for a Joint European Degree Label. The presentation was extremely timely, given that the call opened exactly on the day of the event. Mr. Bideau’s presentation can be found here.
The event ended with a last panel discussion on how fundings and frameworks can contribute to successful doctoral collaborations. Different perspectives were brought into the discussion by the panelists: Prof. Sanja Bahun, Dean of Postgraduate Research and Education at the University of Essex; Mr. Marco Poli, Early Career Researcher from the University of Torino and the University of Antwerp; Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Feichtner, Vice-President International and Diversity at the University of Bremen; and Dr. Sohail Luka, Policy Officer at DG EAC, Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions Unit, European Commission.
Have you missed the event? No worries! You can always rewatch the recording via the following links: