EDAMBA Annual Meeting

ONLINE September 25 & 29


As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, EDAMBA has decided to hold the 2020 Annual Meeting and General Assembly as an online event, free of charge!

We are excited to welcome you back to the EDAMBA family as we think the next few years will be a period of growth, challenge and change for you all, and we are proud to be part of that journey. Moreover, we would like to take this unique opportunity to reflect together on the current situation for enhancing quality of doctoral programmes throughout our global network and charting the way forward for the academic year 2020-2021.

Our objective is to keep putting a premium on learning together throughout our network and community of doctoral programs spanning five continents. The event has been adapted to allow our members in different time zones to attend and at the same time make use of the available online technology in a sensible format.

So, the 2020 Annual Meeting and General Assembly will take place online in two sessions

  •   the first online session on September 25, 2020 at 14.00 – 17.00 and
  •  the second online session on September 29, 2020 at 14.00 – 17.00. 

Sessions Schedule

September 25, 2020 – 14.00 – 17.00

  • 14.00-15.30:  Keynote speech to be delivered bAlfons Sauquet, 
    Professor, Department of People Management and Organisation at ESADE, Ramon LLull University & Director Quality Services of EQUIS, EFMD 
    Topic: Doctoral Education Development, Quality Assessment and Social Impact
  • 15.30 -16.00: Break
  • 16.00 – 17.00: EDAMBA General Assembly

September 29, 14.00 – 17.00

  • 14.00 – 15.30: Thesis Competition Award Ceremony
  • 15.30 – 16.00: Break
  • 16.00 – 17.00: AACSB – EDAMBA Round table:
    Topic: Mapping the Global Landscape for Doctoral Education before and after the pandemic – reflections and first empirical results
    Juliane Iannarelli, SVP & Chief Knowledge Officer, AACSB International; Hanna A. McLeod, Senior Manager, Research, AACSB, Dimitris Assimakopoulos, EDAMBA President, & the EDAMBA Task force members - Zsóka Ágnes, Hans Siggaard Jensen , John Parm Ulhøi

The Annual Meeting will be organised via the Zoom technology platform. More information about access will be provided soon.


The 2020 Annual Meeting and General Assembly is a free of charge event.

To participate, please register here




EDAMBA aims to achieve its mission through the development and implementation of three activity pillars:

  • 1. The Annual Meeting
  • 2. The Summer Research Academy
  • 3. The EDAMBA-EIASM Consortium of Doctoral Supervision

EDAMBA engages in global collaborations across networks
  • 1. European Code of Practice
  • 2. EQUAL
  • 3. AACSB