CEN CWA on Good practice recommendations for implementation of career-tracking survey of doctorate holders is available for public review and commenting

'Career tracking' has become increasingly recognized as a necessary monitoring tool to map PhD graduate career paths and evaluate the PhD skills training. It is useful and efficient tool for producing high-quality data concerning PhD employability and it also fosters increasing interaction with and exposure to the non-academic sector.

The CWA to develop is related to the DocEnhance project, short for 'Enhancing skills intelligence and integration into existing PhD programmes by providing transferable skills training through an open online platform'. The aim of the DocEnhance project is the development of a Coordination and Support Action (CSA) and the project is EU funded under H2020-SwafS-08-2019 'Research innovation needs & skills training in PhD programmes'.


DocEnhance aims to enhance transferable skills intelligence and integration into existing PhD programmes by developing an employment and innovation-oriented curriculum for PhD programmes, facilitating business-education partnerships, and tracking PhD graduate career paths.


The main objective of the career-tracking survey is to facilitate a sustainable and harmonized assessment of PhD education. The good practice recommendation for implementation of the survey represents a practical guide for European and non-European universities, who may wish to implement career-tracking studies.


The CEN Workshop was kicked-off on 15 November 2022.


The CWA is now ready for public consultation. The consultation period ends on 16 March 2023.


Comments on the CWA are to be submitted by 16 March 2023 to the Workshop secretary, Mr Rolf DUUS (RDu@standard.no)1, using the commenting form below.


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1Comments received after the deadline might not be taken into consideration. The Workshop will decide whether or not to consider these comments.



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