Toward healthy doctoral ecosystems: reflecting on the recent DCP22

During the recent DPC 2022 conference, we zoomed in on healthy doctoral ecosystems, focusing both on different possible compositions of such ecosystems and on boundary conditions that ensure doctoral programmes run smoothly (see our previous blog). Using the analogy of a microchip, we visualised the main learnings and messages of the conference on the whiteboard…

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Towards healthy doctoral ecosystems

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During the 2021 EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference (DPC), we focused on responsible doctoral programmes for a responsible future (blog). A learning point throughout the conference was the importance of networks and networking for doctoral graduates and programmes. Successful doctoral education clearly does not take place in a vacuum. Next, the specific institutional, regional and national…

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The responsibility turn: building responsible doctoral programmes for a responsible future

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Eva Cools, DBA Manager & Research Manager of Vlerick Business School and co-chair of the 2021 EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference (DPC), shares her reflections from the conference. Recently I had the honour to co-chair the 2021 EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference (DPC), together with Christine Unterhitzenberger from the University of Leeds. Although we already chose the…

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Check your privilege to keep your privilege in check

Smaranda Boroş, Professor of Cross-Cultural Management, at Vlerick Business School, Belgium, reflects on the current situation. I am an absolute loner. I admit that most of the time I am enjoying this reclusive period in my life. But as more and more time passes in solitary confinement, I understand better and better why prison is…

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