Uzbek partners discuss ideas to improve doctoral education at Knowledge Sharing Event in Budapest
Eötvös Lórand University (ELTE) in Budapest, Hungary, hosted a Knowledge Sharing Event on quality of doctoral education and organization of doctoral schools for UZDOC 2.0 partners on March 13. The event included key-note speeches by different actors involved in doctoral programmes, including students, faculty and individual in management positions at the university and national level.
Kenneth Wann, Former Deputy Dean of the University Graduate College from Cardiff University, was one of the external experts at the event. Drawing from European experiences, Wann emphasized the importance of quality assurance for accreditation, noting that «by developing accredited and highly regarded PhD programs you can raise the profile / standing of the University».
The session also included a presentation on the role of national-level bodies in ensuring quality of doctoral education by József Tímar, Co-President of the Hungarian Doctoral Council, and a roundtable discussion focused on doctoral experiences with quality developments.
On the afternoon period, the Uzbek partners gathered in different groups to discuss good practices in supervisory work. Some of the conclusions include :
- Improvement of language skills;
- Networking with local students;
- Enhance PhD candidates motivation by encouraging practical involvement and providing academic help when choosing a topic;
- Implement a regulation for student-supervisor communication;
- Enhance academic networking connections;
- Find creative ways to overcome funding and financial constrains;
- Encourage networking among supervisors;
- Organize events/ seminar/ training activities on specific topics related to doctoral education for students and supervisors.
Check the pictures of the working groups and the final results below.