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WORKSHOP C EPS collaboration in Physics Studies across Europe Hendrik FERDINANDE Member EPS Executive WORKSHOP C EPS collaboration in Physics Studies across Europe Hendrik FERDINANDE Member EPS Executive Committee, FR-68200 Mulhouse Universiteit Gent, BE-9000 Gent H. Ferdinande 21 st C Doctorate Brussels (BE) 2011 -03 -18 1

Summary • • Quality A New Standard? Prologue (i) & (ii) EPS : Bologna Summary • • Quality A New Standard? Prologue (i) & (ii) EPS : Bologna Process Project (i), (ii) & (iii) ‘A European Specification for Physics Doctoral Studies’ • Alternative approaches (Natur. Sc. & Eng. ) • Conclusions & workshop suggestions (i) & (ii) H. Ferdinande 21 st C Doctorate Brussels (BE) 2011 -03 -18 2

Quality A New Standard? • A North American professor went to India earlier this Quality A New Standard? • A North American professor went to India earlier this year to teach • No sooner had he begun when a student asked if his course was compliant with one found on the MIT Open. Courseware site • Is this a new bottom-up standard? H. Ferdinande 21 st C Doctorate Brussels (BE) 2011 -03 -18 3

Prologue (i) • European Physical Society (EPS) – grass roots member driven organisation – Prologue (i) • European Physical Society (EPS) – grass roots member driven organisation – over 3, 000 individuals, – 41 national physical societies • DPG ~ 60, 000 memb. ; Io. P ~ 40, 000 memb. – 50 unis, research labs and comp’s active in physics • European Mobility Scheme for Physics Students [EMSPS] (1992/2003) H. Ferdinande 21 st C Doctorate Brussels (BE) 2011 -03 -18 4

Prologue (ii) • Support to ‘Bologna Process’ and EHEA • BPP: ‘The implementation of Prologue (ii) • Support to ‘Bologna Process’ and EHEA • BPP: ‘The implementation of the Bologna Process into Physics Studies in Europe’ – systematic analysis European-wide impact reforms to degree structure in physics • Logistic help from INCHER (International Centre for Higher Education Research) (Prof. B. Kehm) Universität Kassel (DE) H. Ferdinande 21 st C Doctorate Brussels (BE) 2011 -03 -18 5

EPS : Bologna Process Project (i) • EPS + 17 Nat. Phys. Soc. + EPS : Bologna Process Project (i) • EPS + 17 Nat. Phys. Soc. + INCHER • Inquiries – Bachelor in 2008 – Master in 2009 – Doctoral in 2010 • Results Ba & Ma & Doc (provisional): see www. eps. org • Concluded large dissemination conference H. Ferdinande 21 st C Doctorate Brussels (BE) 2011 -03 -18 6

EPS : Bologna Process Project (ii) • ‘A European Specification for Physics Bachelor/Master/Doctoral Studies’ EPS : Bologna Process Project (ii) • ‘A European Specification for Physics Bachelor/Master/Doctoral Studies’ i. e. characteristics of physics study programmes in a European dimension at EQF Level 6 , 7 & 8 (sort of descriptors for Level 6 , 7 & 8 in a SQF) • Guidebook for Physics Ba/Ma/Doc study by group phys. experts (EPS, Io. P, DPG, EPS - BPP & EPS - PED) H. Ferdinande 21 st C Doctorate Brussels (BE) 2011 -03 -18 7

EPS : Bologna Process Project (iii) • European Specification Phys Ba/Ma/Doc Studies – – EPS : Bologna Process Project (iii) • European Specification Phys Ba/Ma/Doc Studies – – – introduction programme structure & delivery physics Ba/Ma/Doc discipline competences physics Ba/Ma/Doc generic competences annex: Ba: European Benchmarks (i. e. “contents”) • Target groups – physics departments: e. g. Directors of Studies – physics students & candidates – physics related industry: e. g. CEOs, recruiting managers H. Ferdinande 21 st C Doctorate Brussels (BE) 2011 -03 -18 8

‘A European Specification for Physics Doctoral Studies’ • Dublin Descriptors • Salzburg II recommendations ‘A European Specification for Physics Doctoral Studies’ • Dublin Descriptors • Salzburg II recommendations • Banff Principles on Graduate Education 2007 • Doctoral candidates (students): • emphasize professional status ‘Tuning Educational Structures in Europe’ H. Ferdinande 21 st C Doctorate Brussels (BE) 2011 -03 -18 9

Alternative approaches • Natural Sciences – Europ. Chemistry Thematic Network (ECTN) • Euro-Bachelor®, Euro-Master® Alternative approaches • Natural Sciences – Europ. Chemistry Thematic Network (ECTN) • Euro-Bachelor®, Euro-Master® & Euro-Doctorate® – EFG: Euro-Ages project • Engineering – European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE) Prof. Giuliano Augusti (Roma ‘La Sapienza’, IT) agreements with Nat. QAA & ECA H. Ferdinande 21 st C Doctorate Brussels (BE) 2011 -03 -18 10

Conclusions & workshop suggestions (i) • Physics ~ Europe-wide: Ba/Ma/Doc: 3 + 2 + Conclusions & workshop suggestions (i) • Physics ~ Europe-wide: Ba/Ma/Doc: 3 + 2 + (3 to 4) • Doctorate (only? ) after Bologna Ma! • Doctoral Schools (DS) (generic for Grad. &/or Res. Sch. ) by uni or by program (CDT in UK) or by res. counc. [FNRS in BE(fr)] H. Ferdinande 21 st C Doctorate Brussels (BE) 2011 -03 -18 11

Conclusions & workshop suggestions • Euro-label: ® or not? & four conditions ? (in Conclusions & workshop suggestions • Euro-label: ® or not? & four conditions ? (in 90’ies) – thesis defence ≤ 2 profs from 2 HEIs of 2 Eur. countries (other than one where doctorate defended) given judgment on manuscript – ≤ 1 member jury belong HEI from Eur. country other than one where doctorate defended – part of defence in one of the official Eur. languages, other than one where thesis defended – doctorate partly prepared as result of research of ≤ 1 trimester spent in an other Eur. country H. Ferdinande 21 st C Doctorate Brussels (BE) 2011 -03 -18 12

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Many thanks for your attention! www. eps. org H. Ferdinande 21 st C Doctorate Many thanks for your attention! www. eps. org H. Ferdinande 21 st C Doctorate Brussels (BE) 2011 -03 -18 14