Europeanising Doctoral Studies

The Russian Federation and Germany on the Way to Bologna

Gorzka, Gabriele / Lanzendorf, Ute (Editor)

Mit Beiträgen von Gorzka, Gabriele / Kasevich, Vadim B. / Kehm, Barbara / Knyazev, Evgeni A. / Lanzendorf, Ute / Podlesny, Sergey F. / Reinhardt, Max / Schlicht, Michael / Teichler, Ulrich / Thaller, Nicole / Troyan, Vladimir N.

kassel university press, ISBN: 978-3-89958-180-5, 2006, 121 Pages

URN: urn:nbn:de:0002-1803

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Content: In 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.

Table of Content

Gorzka, Gabriele:Foreword
Schlicht, Michael:Opening Address

I. The Political Vision of Doctoral Studies
Lanzendorf, Ute:The European Vision - Doctoral Studies as a Link between the European Higher Education Area and the European Research and Innovation Area
Teichler, Ulrich:Future Challenges for Doctoral Studies
Kasevich, Vadim B.:Today's Higher Education in Russia: The State of the Art and Some Modern Tendencies

II The Status Quo of Doctoral Studies
Kehm, Barbara:Doctoral Education in Germany within the European Framework
Knyazev, Evgeni A.:Recent Developments in Doctoral Education in the Russian Federation

III Initiatives and Best Practice for Developing Doctoral Studies
Troyan, Vladimir N.:Re-designing Doctoral Education
Podlesny, Sergey F.:Development of Third-Level Education in Technical Universities
Reinhardt, Max:Conditions for a Successful Doctorate: General Framework and Motivation in Germany
Thaller, Nicole:Standards for Doctoral Programmes: Are there Organzational Determinants to Successfully


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