Nowadays, we come across the term “responsible” almost on a daily basis – this might be in relation to the European Commission’s Responsible Research and Innovation approach, the international network on Responsible Research in Business and Management or in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. But what does responsible mean for doctoral education?…

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Doctoral programmes are becoming more and more diverse. The offers range from traditional PhDs based on a thesis and PhDs by (prior) publication to industry-based PhDs or a variety of professional doctorates. This diversity poses a huge challenge to everyone involved in doctoral education as it blurs the lines of what a doctorate is and…

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