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Una Europa workshop: help shape the future of doctoral training programmes

Monday 26 February 2024
Online via Zoom

Are you working on (or interested in) doctoral training programmes, doctoral supervision or graduate school administration? Or are you a PhD candidate? If so, join us for this free online workshop! 

At the session, you will:

  • Learn about best practices in PhD supervision and mentoring;
  • Brainstorm the future of doctoral supervising and training;
  • Contribute to the creation of Una Europa interdisciplinary training programmes for PhD candidates and supervisors.

How to register

We especially encourage people in the following roles to join us:

  • PhD Supervisors interested in either/or both Interdisciplinary Methods Training, topics related to Europe and the World 
  • PhD candidates working on interdisciplinary projects or on the topics related to Europe and the World 
  • Deans of Graduate Schools 
  • Administrative Staff in Graduate Schools 
  • Interested early career scholars

Register by filling out this form. Deadline to register: Wednesday 21 February.

We will email all registered attendees a link to join the session on Thursday 22 February.

Questions in the meantime? Send an email to una-europa@bb.leidenuniv.nl, referencing the DIMT online workshop. 

To join the workshop, you must be affiliated with a Una Europa university. See which universities are part of the alliance. 

Workshop goal

This workshop will lay the foundations for the development of two doctoral training programmes within the Una Europa alliance.

  1. A Doctoral Interdisciplinary Methods Training (DIMT), first for the fields of social sciences, humanities and law and later for the natural sciences. The course will train PhD candidates and their supervisors, and will allow them to move between different universities in the Una Europa alliance.
  2. An interdisciplinary doctoral training programme with “Europe and the World” as a thematic focus. It will focus on best practices in supervision and on training PhD candidates working on topics related to Europe and the World.

Preliminary programme

10.00 – 10.10    

Welcome and introduction to workshop aims by Koen Caminada

10.10 – 10.45                              

Introduction to UNA’s Doctoral Interdisciplinary Methods Training (DIMT) and the “Europe and the World” Training Programme by Joachim Koops

10.45 – 11.00

Coffee break

11.00 – 11.50

Breakout Sessions

  • Session 1: DIMT For PhD supervisors and PhD candidates (led by Joachim Koops)
  • Session 2: Interdisciplinary training programme: Europe and the world for supervisors and PhD Candidates (led by Seda Gürkan)
  • Session 3: Administrative and organisational dimensions (Lydie Cabane and Janneke Vader)

11.50 – 12.15

Plenum presentations of breakout sessions

12.15 – 12.30

Concluding remarks and next steps

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