Implementing quality assurance in doctoral education – a snapshot

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Author(s)Thomas Ekman Jørgensen
This paper presents the main findings of a survey on quality assurance procedures in European doctoral education. It also gives a brief overview of the background of reforms of doctoral education in European universities, underlining the research base of the doctorate, which makes it essentially different from the first and second cycle. The survey results confirm and emphasise the scope of reform, and how universities are taking institutional responsibility in an area previously dominated by the personal master-apprentice relationship between supervisor and supervisee. The paper also demonstrates the differences between various kinds of external and internal evaluations of doctoral programmes considering both research capacity and the quality of institutional structures.
CategoriesQuality of HE » 2011 6th EQAF