The doctoral school on Adult Education and Transformation is conceptualised as a research retreat, offering a convivial space of intensive scholarly exchange based on discussion and reflection with doctoral students and an experienced, inspiring and enthusiastic faculty. The green campus of Universität Klagenfurt is close to lake Wörthersee with parks and promenades and is a perfect setting for networking, scholarly conversation, contemplation and leisure activities.

We live and work in a period of profound change. It is worth bearing in mind that Adult Education was constituted by and as a response to complex and often highly disruptive social modernisation processes. As a result, transformation on varying levels and scales has long been a defining theme for both researchers and practitioners with a strong emphasis on the role of Adult Education in supporting empowerment and emancipation.

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Place and date

Universität Klagenfurt (Austria), Department of Educational Science, Research Unit for ALE & VET

The doctoral school starts on Monday, 13th of May 2024 at 2pm with the registration and the opening ceremony, and the closing is on Friday, 17th of May 2024 at 1pm.


The number of participants is limited to 20. The participation fee is 250 Euros.

Applicants are asked to submit the following information in one PDF no later than 14th of January 2024:

  • Brief biographical information including your name and (if applicable) your institutional
    affiliation, e-mail address and postal address, phone number as well as the study/doctoral
    programme and the university (faculty, department); and the (working) title of your doctoral
    research project.
  • A brief outline (300 words) on your motivation to participate and the questions you wish
    to explore at the KRR: what are important issues and challenges you are currently facing;
    and what would be your expectations of the faculty? Explain how the topics outlined in this
    call are of interest to you and how they relate, however broadly, to your research question.
  • Please clearly indicate if you would require a bursary. This is only applicable for those
    with no institutional affiliation or no other funding possibilities. Please clearly state if you
    hold an ESREA membership if you apply for a bursary.

Please submit your application through the INDICO conference tool.

Notification of acceptance will be sent out by 31st of January 2024. Accepted participants will be asked to pay the participation fee no later than 1st of March 2024.


Local organising committee:

Montag, 13. Mai 2024 14:00 bis Freitag, 17. Mai 2024 13:00
Universität Klagenfurt (Austria)
Doctoral researchers
As described