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Opportunities and education in networked innovation for new graduates with PhDs using open online resources.


Three members of Centre for Higher Education Futures (CHEF) Associate Professor (and Co-Director of CHEF) Søren Smedegaard Bengtsen, Associate Professor Christian Dalsgaard and Associate Professor Francesco Caviglia  (Danish School of Education, Aarhus University) are partners in a new European consortium ‘OPENING DOORS’.

Reimagine PhD education

The objective of OPENING DOORS initiative is to develop an educational programme spanning disciplinary, geographic and sectoral boundaries. Trends in globalisation and innovation in technology indicate increasing demand for new types of knowledge and skills in the European workforce, and a gap has been identified in current PhD programmes in meeting future employment needs. The goal is to re-imagine PhD education and develop a new online course for PhD students that will develop skills in entrepreneurship, technology and open science. 

VIsit the Opening Doors project webpage

The contributions from the CHEF-affiliated researchers will provide expertise in doctoral education and supervision, open science, educational technology and digital media in learning.  They will lead the development and deployment of the open online platform in OPENING DOORS.

Founded by H2020

OPENING DOORS is founded by Europe’s ‘Science with and for Society’ H2020 programme. Besides the researchers from Aarhus University, researchers from University College Dublin; Maynooth University; National Training fund, Czech Republic and the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Japan are involved and will undertake the project over a period of 15 months.