ORPHEUS opens a conversation about developing a framework for collaborative doctoral education within Europe.

The EUA-CDE invited ORPHEUS to start a debate about the possibility of establishing a general framework for doctoral training in order to facilitate joint doctoral programmes. The Bologna Process and the Salzburg principles have inspired European consensus about the aims of doctoral education. However, their implementation has differed widely and international collaboration in doctoral programmes is challenging. This article introduces the ORPHEUS (Organisation for PhD Education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences in the European System).

Best Practices for PhD training and proposes a framework for doctoral education that is both sufficiently flexible to allow for diversity and robust enough to allow for collaboration.

The full paper may be found here. This theme will be taken up at the next ORPHEUS conference to be held at Koc University in Istanbul 12-14 May 2022.