The EPE project is co-funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Union. The EPE project has emerged from a previous project funded by EP-Nuffic’s NICHE programme, co-funded by the DHET. This previous project ‘Strengthening Postgraduate Supervision’ focused on enhancing supervision practices. In doing so, the project uncovered a number of other opportunities, obstacles, enablements and constraints in the postgraduate environment that need to be addressed to create a more conducive environment for all stakeholders in the PG environment.
EPE’s scope is therefore broader, and looks at all aspects of the postgraduate journey, from before the scholar is admitted, to the practices and processes of the postgraduate experience, through to what happens after graduation. The aim of the project is to support institutional strategizing around postgraduate environments.