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Friday June 16, 2023 at 13:36

The URJC joins the largest European association for doctoral education

The URJC joins the largest European association for doctoral education The URJC joins the largest European association for doctoral education

Rey Juan Carlos University thus joins more than 260 universities and institutions from 36 countries on the continent.

Raúl García Hémonnet/Editor

The Rey Juan Carlos University is incorporated as a member of the EUA-CDE. The EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE), an integral part of the European Association of Universities, is currently the largest European network in this field, with more than 260 universities and institutions. This group is dedicated to issues related to doctoral education and researcher training in 36 countries.  

For the deputy director of internationalization of the International Doctoral School (EID), joining the EUA-CDE means “being present in the debate forums where international decisions are made. Having visibility in them, participating and having our projection as a university that not only sends students but also receives them. It is the main forum for generating ideas and influencing higher education policy in Europe”.

The act of adhesion took place within the framework of the 2023 Annual Conference (June 14 to 16 in Lahti, Finland) which this year revolves around 'Committed research: the role of communication in doctoral training'.

The conference features a series of plenary sessions, keynote addresses and parallel sessions addressing crucial aspects of doctoral education, such as communication skills, building trust in science, integrating science communication into doctoral education, etc. . Taught by distinguished speakers and experts from various fields who will share their ideas, initiatives and good practices. Group discussions exploring topics such as the role of social media in building academic culture and the impact of AI on doctoral education have been incorporated.  

The event has been hosted by the Finnish universities of Helsinki and LUT. The latter is one of the promoter institutions of the EULIST alliance of universities, in which the URJC actively participates. So it has been an opportunity to strengthen ties and establish new collaborations between the EID and the LUT Research Vice-Rector and advance the collaborations that we already have in place (international joint supervision agreement). 

This agreement will make it possible for “students to obtain doctorates from two universities. These theses have a lot of international impact”, indicates Díaz-Caneja.

One more example of the firm commitment to the internationalization of the URJC, in this case, in what has to do with doctoral studies.