Now the agenda has moved on to looking more carefully in
depth at the European benchmark and scientific and technological
competencies are built, mobilised, replicated and integrated.
Based on scientific discussions on papers from Portuguese
research scholars with leading academics as it has been done in
the Netherlands and in Sweden during the 90's, the aims of the
workshop is to stimulate scientific research on science and
higher education policies with a view to exchange best practices
and policies amongst European researchers and to improve the
overall quality of PhD research.
So, this seminar aims
1. Discussing and presenting ways to improve post-graduate education for both academia and industry;
2. Debating key difficulties which appear during the PhD preparation and which are mostly related to different types of organizing research in universities;
3. Addressing the desirable relation between research planning at organizational level and research done by post-graduates;
3. Sharing and discussing PhD stories/cases analysing them in a way they may effectively contribute to clarify doubts and to reduce uncertainties which normally spring up during the pursuing of the PhD degree.
It seems that some of the most exciting research welds conceptual thinking with highly contextual empirical work. We are therefore organising a two day-long workshop to look at work done in research and higher education policies to deepen understanding and gain insights into the broader knowledge society agenda. The meeting will involve young and more mature scholars from several countries and several leading institutions presenting papers and/or discussing streams of thinking in a highly interactive manner. There will be plenty of time for interactions as we allocate 45 minutes to discuss each formal paper. Papers will be made available in advance so that formal presentations are kept to a minimum and to stimulate lengthy debates.
Call for papers
The organization encourages researchers to interpret the conference themes in original ways. Presentation/paper proposals are called from all fields of scholarly investigation and diverse forms of creative expression. All work will be presented in English, and should strike a balance between area of specialization and accessibility to a general intellectual audience.
Proposals should be approximately 300 words in length, and include the presenter's field of specialization and academic/professional affiliation.
Proposals should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org , with the author's name as file name.
The deadline for submission is February 15, 2007 .
9:00 h - Opening session
9:30 - 11:00 - Seminar
11:15 - Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00 - Parallel Sessions
13:00 - 14:30 - Lunch
14:30 - 16:15 - Parallel Sessions
16:15 - 16:30 - Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:00 Parallel Sessions
9:30 - Plenary Session
12:00 - Closing Session and Remarks
15th February 2007: Deadline for abstracts' submission
28th February 2007: Early registration
22th March 2007: Final registration deadline
23th March 2007: Programme finalised (subject to late changes)
 Research centre in Sociology - is a research centre belonging to the School of Social Sciences/ University of Minho (UM)
 Research Centre in Economic Sociology and the Sociology of Organisations - is a research centre belonging to the School of Economics and Management (ISEG) / Technical University of Lisbon (UTL).