Talent in Demand: The Potential of Doctorate Holders

Organized by the Expertise centre for R&D monitoring (ECOOM Ghent) and the Observatory of Research and Scientific Careers-F.R.S.-FNRS, the event "Talent in Demand: The Potential of Doctorate Holders" was held on 18 April 2023 in Brussels, Belgium. Nearly 80 people from Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia joined this event to discuss the potential of doctorate holders in the non academic labour market. The objective of this event was to bring together all relevant stakeholders in Belgium to engage in a fruitful dialogue about the careers of doctorate holders. The audience was a diverse mix of policymakers, researchers (including both doctoral candidates and doctorate holders), university representatives and non academic employers.

Event report - October 2023

This report is a comprehensive document that looks back on the event and compiles the main ideas and insights that unfolded throughout. It includes the opening speeches, the main messages from the keynote presentation, a synthesis of the ideas that emerged during the PhD Café and the closing speeches. As such, this report aims to document and synthesize the thought provoking discussions from the event, providing a tangible resource not only for those who attended the event but also for anyone seeking creative ideas and insights concerning the careers of doctorate holders.

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