Linna building auditorium K103, address: Kalevantie 5
Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers (FUURT) and Eurodoc
Europe faces a strange dilemma: While the goal for many countries has been to emphasise and invest in higher education and research, and the creation of high-level information societies, careers in academia have become more vulnerable. For decades, academic unemployment was a non-existing or a marginal problem. Currently, however, the number of PhD holders is growing whereas academic career options are decreasing. In addition, the postdoctoral phase of research careers is becoming extended, often consisting of several short/fixed-term contracts and positions.
The Eurodoc conference 2018 will focus on this issue and other current challenges regarding research careers in Europe. The conference will invite speakers from research and higher education policy makers in Finland and Europe, universities, funding institutions, businesses and early career researchers (as Eurodoc members) to discuss the current challenges and common goals of research careers in Europe.
Eurodoc is the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers. It is an international federation of 32 national organisations of PhD candidates, and more generally of young researchers from 32 countries of the European Union and the Council of Europe.
The event is organised by the Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers (FUURT) and Eurodoc.
Project coordinator Miia Ijäs