Impact assessment report

October 20, 2016

Is the EU-China DOC effective among project partners and EU-China DOC stakeholders in higher education? The final project impact assessment report is available. Read the EU-China DOC impact assessment report here:

EU-ChinaDOC Impact assessment report

Results and impact: Testimonials

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Increased awareness and knowledge

Because we are all over in the process of learning so this is how I also feel about this project, that for me it’s a great experience and as much as I know about European, system of doctoral education, working together with colleagues from China, I’m actually learning a lot not only about Chinese System but I’m also learning about how to establish and how to further develop the collaboration between the 2 parts.

Prof. dr. Melita Kovacevic, EUA-CDE & Zagreb University

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Better learning through exchange

This project contributes to better knowledge of the broader landscape not only doctoral but also higher education.

It also makes me more aware of the European challenges, the challenge of innovation, etc. This project helps me to better understand the Chinese system, helps me know more about European challenges. You look to yourself, your system, your higher education or your doctoral training through other people’s eyes.

Kris Dejonckheere, UNICA

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It’s very interesting to see how certain problems arise in a totally different institutional setting, and sometimes when you look at your own things in this kind of strange sort of form because you sort of recognize it in a different country then you can analyze it much better than if you do it in your own setting and for that reason I think talking to our Chinese partners is a very important way for us to reflect on our own system, detect our problems, analyze our problems, and lead them to a good result.

Prof. dr. Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik, University of Vienna

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Enhanced exchange and mutual understanding

In the past, the problem has been that doctoral education has been too much different between different countries and of course the aim is to develop doctoral education that the education is about the same in every country and the requirements should be similar.

We can learn from each other, we can develop our doctoral programs together, so that they are more and more similar in the future.

Prof. dr. Seppo Parkkila, Vice Rector, University of Tampere  

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Enhance partnerships

In the first place, I think the workshops, deliberations, and the way of meeting was carried out we have clearly demonstrated that this EU-China inter-university cooperation in research and training is actually a response also to European’ needs as well as to Chinese’ needs.

Having known the people, having worked together with several colleagues from different universities, it’s just resulted in one thing – working together. Work together will make a lot of progress.

Prof. dr. Vinayagum Chinapah, Stockholm University

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Specific cooperation

Europe in general is very much in favor of collaboration with doctoral education within institutions across the world, so we’re very much putting emphasis on globalization of doctoral education because we think it’s important. We believe that European institutions, universities are in need to internationalize their education in general and this is in particular relevant for doctoral education.

Prof. dr. Melita Kovacevic, EUA-CDE

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Networking

First of all, by being part of the network, I mean being part of the network with the other European countries will bring in experiences how they deal with things when it comes to doctoral education. And then, in the exchange with the Chinese universities, we will learn how things are progressed in theirs as well. I’m pretty sure that we will adopt a lot of knowledge from these exchange activities that we do.

Pro Vice-Chancellor Hans Adolfsson, Stockholm University

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Collaboration platforms

通过这样一个项目,我们了解了欧盟的伊拉斯谟博士教育项目,也为我们学校国际学生交换、参与国际项目提供了一个很好的平台。

Through this program we get to know more about EU’s Erasmus doctoral education programs, which provides a wide platform for our university with regard to student exchange and participating in international programs.

Prof. dr. Yanqiang CUI, Vice President, Southwest University

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Enriched views & expansion of cooperation

I think this project has a lot of benefits as well that it leads to more and more exchange between universities in Europe and in China. And we are very thankful for such an initiative as even within Europe, we don’t work that much together so that it allows us to do that. And also as we work on bilateral cooperation with one university, now this project allows us to expand, to learn from each university’s unique and comparative advantage in a given discipline and domain, and I think this is really a very interesting phenomena that is taking place in view of the EU-China DOC project which is a great initiative.

Prof. dr. Vinayagum Chinapah, Stockholm University

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Capacity development

It responds to our university mandate and also it expands the horizon of research, knowledge building and even capacity development.

Prof. dr. Vinayagum Chinapah, Stockholm University

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Contribution and facilitation of DE policies and practices

There’s certain problem in PhD education both in China and in my university, and I think that if we sort of jointly try to analyze this problem and find solution for this problem, it will be good for my university as an institution and hopefully also for our partners in China.

Prof. dr. Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik, University of Vienna

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Personal contact and mutual trust

Trusting building is extremely important. We build trust within this project. It can also be valuable for future cooperation.

Kris Dejonckheere, UNICA

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Further collaboration

It is always a great benefit to participate in EU-China DOC project which we are very proud of and hopefully we would like to see sustainable follow-up activities, projects.

Prof. dr. Vinayagum Chinapah, Stockholm University

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Looking back at China-EU collaboration, I think that all these fit perfectly well in what is our objective of further developing of doctoral education, and I think through this project, we can put in place many of our goals and objectives that we set up for doctoral education.

I think that this project is great. First of all, because pave the ground for colleagues from different universities to meet, to exchange experiences, good practices, also to learn about each other system,

I think that the project definitely will facilitate any kind of further collaboration between European universities and Chinese universities.

Prof. dr. Melita Kovacevic, EUA-CDE