Research Strand 2, Seminar 1: New European young researchers’ identities. Exchanges and Doctoral studies – an international study of processes and outcomes in the EU

Seminar 1 – 11-12 Nov 2015, University of Durham

The seminar/meeting was the first in this strand. Its purpose was to plane in detail the collection of data from students, supervisors and others involved in the doctorate process.

The following attended:

Durham – University of Durham

Prue HOLMES  and Melissa CHAPLIN

Krakow – Jagiellonian University


Luxembourg – University of Durham

Adelheid HU, Michael BYRAM and Mizanur RAHMAN  [via skype]

Sofia – St Kliment Ohridski University


We also welcomed Lihong WANG of Beijing – Beijing Language and Culture University who will join the project by collecting data at her university and cooperating with Xiaohai WANG of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies who was unable to join us due to late arrival of his visa. He will however continue to be involved and we hope to welcome him to Luxembourg next time.

Lid King leader of Strand 1 also joined us for part of the meeting to discuss synergies and cooperation between the two strands.

The main activity of the meeting was to review the work of a pilot study which took place in 2014-15, to improve interview schedules, discuss levels of transcription and analysis, and other technical issues. In addition we discussed the nature of the book which will be the main outcome of the project although we anticipate that there will be data for further publications too.


The next meeting is planned for 26-27 May 2016 in Luxembourg.

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