The panel will explore leadership challenges for PhD supervisors that are related with wider doctoral personal development needs. Panel discussion takes place on October 15 at 10:00-12:00 (time zone UTC+3).
Traditionally the PhD was an apprenticeship for a single career - the academic. This still tends to be a dominant model. Growth in the number of PhD candidates, older candidates working full time, the wider needs of society for high-level skills in all occupations prompt the question are PhDs fit for purpose? What high level competences should society expect from Doctoral graduates?
Wider doctoral personal development and skills training needs are a challenge for supervisors. The panel will explore these 'leadership' challenges from different perspectives: practitioner, pracademic, supervisor, doctoral graduate.
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Robert Kitt - An experienced executive & a pracademic. Robert has a considerable wealth of experience in business and banking. In addition, Robert Kitt has contributed to the development of the higher education sector. He has a PhD in technical physics from Tallinn University of Technology, where he has later worked as a researcher and lecturer.
Jan Tollet - An experienced public healthcare executive. Jan is currently CEO for Kuopio University Hospital. Jan is also a global business leader experienced in change management covering health care, electronics manufacturing services as well as the energy sector. He has lived abroad over 22 years in Asia, Central Europe and USA.
Piret Ehin - Associate Professor of Comparative Politics. Piret holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Arizona (2002), and works as an Associate Professor in Tartu University. Her research focuses on voting behavior, European and Estonian politics, e-voting and EU-Russia relations. She has notable experience in supervising PhD students.
Andrzej Kraslawski - Professor of Systems Engineering. Andrzej is Professor of Systems Engineering (LUT University) and Safety Engineering at Lodz Technical University, Poland. He is also Visiting Professor at South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, and Mining Institute, Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Professor Kraslawski has published over 200 research papers and promoted 20 PhD students.
Katarina Ellborg - recent PhD graduate & senior lecturer. Katarina defended her thesis in 2021, and now works as a Senior Lecturer in Linnaeus University where she is pedagogic coordinator of her faculty. Her research-focus is entrepreneurship education in higher education. She is also active in theatre, and experienced in using drama as a method in learning processes.
Seppo Tikkanen - Senior Ecosystem Lead; Founder of PoDoCo (Post Docs in Companies); a pracademic. Seppo is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working both in the university and industry. Skilled in Mathematical Modeling, Innovation Management, Project Management, Product Development, and Research and Development (R&D). Strong education professional with a Doctor of Technology focused on fluid power, hybrid powertrains, combustions engines and mobile machines.