The Eurodoc Survey on the Situation of Doctoral Candidates 2008/2009, First findings
Almost 9000 young researchers gave insights into their situation in the doctoral phase. The first findings were discussed in Experts Workshop in Bonn 27th and 28th November 2009.
From 12/2008 to 05/2009, Eurodoc, the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers, conducted the first Europe-wide survey on doctoral researchers –the first
survey on this scale – in cooperation with the International Centre for Higher Education Research at the University of Kassel. Approximately 8,900 respondents answered the survey during the six months it was open.
The main findings from the survey were presented in a first experts’ workshop, in Bonn, 27th and 28th November 2009. Over 1.5 days, researchers, stakeholders from higher education policy making, and social scientists from all over Europe discussed the survey’s first findings. Having a look at the findings from the survey, they deliver data on topics which have been frequently discussed in higher education policy making focussing on the doctoral phase in the last decade. By this Eurodoc aims to back political decision making with a sound data basis.Issues Eurodoc will pinpoint in the further analysis of the data are for example:
- Perceived obstacles to mobility
- Qualification of the doctorate is predetermining thecareer path
- Perceived status of employability outside academia based on doctoral training
- Stability and availability of funding for and throughout the doctorate
- Gender differencesThe Eurodoc Survey on the Situation of Doctoral Candidates 2008/2009, First findings.
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