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summertime in Vienna


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Summer School 2012 on Doctoral Education

Dates: from 9th to 20nd of July 2012 in Vienna

Location:  Vienna, Austria


Sponsoring Institutions:

University of Klagenfurt, Austria
University of British Columbia, Canada
Humboldt University, Germany
Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Educational Studies, University of Malta, Malta


This Summer Institute on Doctoral Education provides participants with an opportunity to explore critically the various aspects associated with the changing nature of advanced research degrees in various institutional and national contexts. Participants will gain an in depth understanding of 

1. the different traditions to doctoral education, in particular those of Europe, North America, and middle Eastern countries;

2. tensions between supply of and demand for graduates;

3. trends toward massification of doctoral education in relation to longstanding traditions and pressures to reform;

4. the impact of international higher education and the growing mobility of students and faculty on doctoral education.


The focus of this Institute will be to explore the ways in which geopolitical formations (e.g., the emergence of the EU higher education space and the Bologna process) and related funding and regulatory mechanisms have reshaped the meanings attached to doctoral education and to doctoral work in relation to larger regional and international processes. Also, we will explore the emergence of new forms of doctoral programs, either as professional degrees or as online and distance-based ones, within expanding global markets in the fields of higher education.


The aim is to bring together researchers and graduate students to explore select t aspects of doctoral education, in view of publishing and edited volume.



20 places for current doctoral students with 2 places reserved for masters students and 2 places reserved for post-doctoral students/junior faculty


Tuition fee

including accommodation (single room): € 900,-



>>>  Download here for academic program 


>>>  Download application form


The deadline for application is March 31st 2012!


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Hans Pechar, University of Klagenfurt, Austria


Lesley Andres, University of British Columbia, Canada



Andrä Wolter, Humboldt University, Germany



Stefan Hornbostel, Humboldt University, Germany 


André Elias Mazawi,University of British Columbia, Canada and Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Educational Studies, University of Malta, Malta


Cultural and Social Program

Beside the academic program this sommer school will include guided tours in Vienna, such as to the historical center, the university, parliament, the Center of the UNO and other interesting places.

On Saturday you will have free time and on Sunday you can optional participate on an one-day excursion.



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