Published: Feb. 7, 2013

Former prof to promote doctoral study in European Union

Charles Gliozzo, professor emeritus of the Department of History and former director for the Office of Study Abroad, has been appointed to serve as an ambassador of PromoDoc, a European Union sponsored initiative that seeks to promote doctoral studies in member states.

Throughout the next year, the 25 selected PromoDoc ambassadors will advise students in the United States and Canada on the options for doctoral education in the European Union and promote the opportunities that are available.

PromoDoc is a project funded by the European Commission within the framework of Erasmus Mundus Action 3 program, focusing on the promotion of European higher education at the doctoral level. The project aims to showcase the attractiveness of doctoral-level study in Europe; improve awareness of opportunities for doctoral study; facilitate access to European doctoral programs among students in third countries, especially in Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States.

The project also provides a comprehensive web-based resource to help students access doctoral study opportunities in the European Union. The PromDoc website includes: doctoral program listing, a guide to organization of doctoral studies, and information on funding opportunities, application procedures, living in Europe, association of doctoral candidates and career prospects in each European country.

The three-year project is being implemented by an international consortium, led by Campus France and comprised of the German Academic Exchange Service, Nuffic, the British Council, Eurodoc and the Institute of International Education. For more information, see www.promodoc.eu.

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