Friday, November 9, 2012

University of Illinois Professor K. Peter Kuchinke Named Ambassador of E.U. PromoDoc Initiative

The PromoDoc initiative promotes doctoral study in European Union countries. The University of Illinois, with three, is the only US university to have multiple PromoDoc ambassadors.

WASHINGTON, October 1, 2012 – Professor K. Peter Kuchinke, Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership has been appointed to serve as an ambassador of PromoDoc, an E.U. sponsored initiative that seeks to promote doctoral studies in European Union member states. Over the next year, the twenty five 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 consortium members Campus France and the Institute of International Education selected the ambassadors based on their extensive experience in European higher education.

PromoDoc is a project funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus Mundus Action 3 (EM A3) 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 the 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 PromoDoc website includes:  doctoral program listings, a guide to the organization of doctoral studies, and information on funding opportunities, application procedures, living in Europe, associations 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 composed of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Nuffic, the British Council, Eurodoc (The European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers), and the Institute of International Education. For more information, see

For more information about PromoDoc and opportunities for graduate study in Europe through the program, please contact K. Peter Kuchinke at

See also: University of Illinois Professor Alma Gottlieb Named Ambassador of E.U. PromoDoc Initiative


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