Identity and intercultural aspects of doctoral training (“living” the research experience. Cases from Bulgaria)

Nikolina Tsvetkova

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Nadya Birezhakli

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Abstract: On the one hand, the process of doctoral training in Bulgaria has not been researched well enough so far. Doctoral training is a key prerequisite in constructing the European research area and the European Higher Education Area. That is why in a European and an international perspective formal and informal structures of doctoral training at EU universities has already started. The current acticle presents some of the results of the way doctoral students of social and political studies at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” feel about their research experience. The focus is on developing their identities as European researchers and the role of language(s) in this process.

Keywords: doctoral training, Bologna process, Europeanisation of education, identity, language, intercultural communication.

Rhetoric and Communications E-journal, Issue 26, January 2017,,, ISSN 1314-4464

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