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Supporting Master and Ph.D. students. Concepts of graduate and postgraduate education
Convener: Christina Klose  | Co-Convener: Annette Ladstaetter-Weissenmayer 
 / Thu, 16 Apr, 15:30–17:00
 / Attendance Thu, 16 Apr, 17:30–19:00

In the past 10 years, concepts of master and doctoral education have been rethought in many countries. A common aim is to ensure that early career scientists are provided with a support structure for quality assurance, professional development, and career planning to enter the academic, research or alternative career labour market. Many Universities and research institutions have introduced structured master and Ph.D. programmes or graduate centers to achieve these goals. In fact, institutional support of early career scientists has also become an important factor in review processes.
This session presents best practice examples and discusses how graduate and postgraduate education can be implemented and how early career scientists can be supported. Topics could include for example
• Support of career planning in- and outside academia
• International networking
• Internationalisation
• Training of common transferrable skills
• Encouraging science outreach activities
• Cooperation with non-university institutions
• Equality standards
• Integration of alumni into education activities
• Examples from PhD and Master training programmes
• Examples for structured transitions between master/PhD phase or PhD/Postdoc phase