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Europeanising Doctoral Studies - The Russian Federation and Germany on the Way to Bologna

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Lanzendorf, U.; Gorzka, G.
Lanzendorf, U.; Gorzka, G.
Kassel University Press
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n the context of European restructuring of higher education, the current focus is on doctoral studies: They are regarded as an important link between the two major, basically separate lines of European activity. There are, namely, the Bologna Process, which is working towards the European Higher Education Area, and the Lisbon Process which aims at building a European Research and Innovation Area.


Doctoral studies have recently been included in the Bologna Process as a third cycle. From the perspective of the Lisbon Process, doctoral education is seen as vital for building a Europe of Knowledge which is to represent the strength of Europe in a globalised economy. Doctoral education both prepares future university teachers and qualifies the next generation of researchers.


The Russian Federation is a new partner in the Bologna Process. With respect to the European Research and Innovation Area, a recent agreement between the European Union and the Russian Federation enables Russian researchers to participate in EU-supported research projects. This agreement, among others, calls for common projects in the field of training and mobility of researchers.


The publication presents the ontcomes of a German-Russian conference in 2005 organized by East West Science Centre and Centre for Research on Higher Education and Work at Kassel University.


Political decision makers and practitioners compare the strategies of Germany and the Russian Federation in developing doctoral studies in the described context of Europeanization of higher education. Its objective is to stimulate the reflection of national strategies and therefore contribute to more informed policy formulation.


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