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Bergen Conference Scientific Programme


Scientific programme

April 19, 2012


15:00 – 15:30  Opening ceremony of ORPHEUS 2012
(Chair: Roland Jonsson)
Welcome – Roland Jonsson, Conference Chair
Welcome and greetings from University of Bergen – Berit Rokne, Vice-rector
Welcome and greetings from ORPHEUS – Zdravko Lackovic, President
Music entertainment
15:30 – 17:10 Key Note Lectures – Need for Quality PhD Training
(Chairs: Zdravko Lackovic, Michael Mulvany)
 15:30 Strategic challenges in doctoral training and the Innovation Union agenda         of the EU – Stefaan Hermans, DG Research & Innovation, European    Commission (EC) (L6)
 15:55 Strategic challenges in doctural education: Raising our game across          Europe – David Gani, EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE)       (L3)
 16:20 Marie Curie Actions: Innovation and excellence in PhD training –    Frederico Miranda, Marie Curie Actions, European Commission (EC)        (L11)
 16:45  ESF-EMRC science policy briefing: Medical research education in Europe – Giovanni Pacini, European Science Foundation (ESF) (L14)



April 20, 2012


 09:00 – 10:30  Key Note Lectures – How to evaluate PhD training
 (Chairs: Melita Kovačević, Gul Güner-Akdogan)
 09:00 ORPHEUS: From development of Standards toward international quality assessment and global PhD – Zdravko Lacković, ORPHEUS – President, University of Zagreb (L10)
 09:30 Quality assurance and doctoral education: Reflections on the UK    experience – Janet Bohrer, Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education, UK (L1)
 09:50 Evaluation of Norwegian PhD education – Taran Thune, Nordic Institute          for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU) (L17)
 10:10  The role of students in the evaluation of PhD programmes: How can we get involved and gain influence on our daily lives? – Tove Ragna Reksten, University of Bergen (L15)
 10:30  Break
 11:00 – 12:00  Key Note Lectures – How to evaluate PhD training cont.
(Chairs: Seppo Meri, Anders Haugland)
 11:00 Evaluation of PhD training from standpoint of industry – Mike Hardman, European Medicines Research Training Network (EMTRAIN) (L4)
 11:20 Qualitative aspects of PhD for staff development in health services – Stener Kvinnsland, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen (L9)
 11:40 Balancing the Ying/Yang of doctoral education – evaluating and      examining Intended Learning Outcomes – Robert Harris, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm (L5)
 12:00 Group Photo
 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch and Poster viewing
 13:00 – 13:45

Poster Guided Tours

P25-P34 Evaluation of PhD education
(Chairs: Debora Grosskopf-Kroiher, Karl A. Brokstad)

P35-P39 From the candidates’ point of view
(Chairs: Birute Strukcinskiene, Piotr Mydel)

P40-P43 Internationalisation and mobility
(Chairs: Luis Martinez Millan, Malin V. Jonsson)

P44-P48 National reports
(Chairs: Konstantin Gurevich, Line Wergeland)

P49-P59 Organisation of PhD education
(Chairs: Andrea Olschewski, Nicolas Delaleu)

P60-P66 Strategies to improve PhD education
(Chairs: Robert Harris, Silke Appel)

 14:00 – 14:20

Key Note Lecture – The PhD standards document
(Chairs: David Gani, Rune Nilsen)

Are the ORPHEUS/AMSE/WFME standards appropriate for evaluation of PhD programmes? – Michael J. Mulvany (L12)

 14:20 – 16:20 Workshops

Internal evaluation of PhD programmes (Chair: Miroslav Cervinka; co-chairs: Andrea Olschewski, Inger Senneseth, Jan Petter Myklebust)

External evaluation of PhD programmes (Chair: Michael Mulvany; co-chairs: Jadwiga Mirecka, Ernst Omenaas)

How to organize ORPHEUS labelling of PhD programmes (chair: Zdravko Lackovic; co-chairs Seppo Meri, Günther Gell, Rune Nilsen)

The role of students in PhD training evaluation (Chairs: Kirstine Kjær Kirkegaard and Tove Ragna Reksten)

 16:20 – 18:00  Key Note Lectures – How to improve quality of PhD Training
(Chairs: Andre Nieoullon, Robert Bjerknes)
 16:20 Experiences with a publishing incentive connected to institutional funding – Gunnar Sivertsen, Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU) (L16)
 16:40 Healthy brain drain? – Rune Nilsen, Centre for International Health  (CIH), University of Bergen (L13)
 17:00 Assurance and enhancement framework to improve PhD training quality – Barry Hirst, Faculty of Medical Sciences Graduate School, Newcastle University, UK (L7)
 17:20 The Network of European Neuroscience Schools: Goals and developments – Pavle R. Andjus, School of Biology, University of   Belgrade (P18)
 17:40 Certified-Science-Training (CST) – Support of science and incubator of    the "Scientific Citizen" and The new thesis regulations of the Charité:   Applying Orpheus Standards – Jörg-Wilhelm Oestman, Charité Faculty,    Berlin (P23-24)



April 21, 2012


 09:00 – 10:30  Key Note Lectures – PhD Training around the Globe
(Chairs: Hannes Stockinger, Ernst Omenaas)
 09:00 Doctoral education as a global phenomenon – Thomas Jørgensen, EUA   Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) (L8)
 09:25 Global doctoral education: Critical conversations – Karen P. DePauw, Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), USA (L2)
 09:50 PhD education in Kazakhstan – Raushan S. Dosmagambetova, Karaganda Medical State University, Kazakhstan (P19)
 10:00 Doctoral candidates’ view on standards of education at Polish medical schools – Agata Skrzypek, Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Medicine, Krakow (P22)
 10:10 Evaluation of PhD work in Russian FederationKonstantin G. Gurevich, Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry, Moscow (P20)
 10:20 Evaluating structured PhD programmes – Helen P. McVeigh, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, School of Postgraduate Studies, Dublin (P21)
 10:30 – 11:00   Break
 11:00 – 12:30  Presentation of Workshop Papers and draft Consensus Document (Chairs: Jadwiga Mirecka, Peter Hach)

Workshop 1: Miroslav Cervinka
Workshop 2: Michael Mulvany
Workshop 3: Zdravko Lackovic
Workshop 4: Tove Ragna Reksten – Kirstine Kjær Kirkegaard

Draft Consensus document: Roland Jonsson

 12:30 – 13:30  Lunch
 13:30 – 14:00 Acceptance of provisional Consensus Document and Closing Ceremony (Chairs:  Zdravko Lackovic, Mike Mulvany)
 14:00 – 15:00 ORPHEUS General Assembly
(Chair: Zdravko Lackovic; Co-chairs Helga Ögmundsdottir, Jadwiga Mirecka; Minutes: Debora Grosskopf-Kroiher)