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Assessing the effects of internationalizing policies on doctoral education in Malaysia

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By Anya Klyukanova & Roxana Chiappa “In Malaysia, with the right qualification, almost anybody can get at least some kind a tertiary education”. With this quote, Dr. Roshada Hashim, Director of USIM ‘Alamiyyah International Centre, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia and former Dean of the Institute of Graduate Studies at the Universiti Sains Malaysia, starts her explanation about the effect of …

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Doctoral Education in Australia: Lack of academic positions affects interests for pursuing doctoral degrees among domestic applicants

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While Australia is one of the more popular countries for international students to receive a postgraduate degree, domestic applicants seem to be less motivated for continuing doctoral degrees at home. Dr. Richard Strugnell, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Graduate Research at the University of Melbourne, summarizes the phenomenon succinctly: “The universities are not hiring – they’re just growing their class size, and …

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Doctoral Education in South Africa: University and industry collaborate to train the next generation of PhDs

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Facing particular issues of its own higher education system and shaped by a global competition for attracting the most talented citizens, South Africa is developing strategies to increase its number of PhDs, particularly in areas in need  by the industry. CIRGE had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Ahmed Bawa, vice-chancellor of Durban Technology University in South Africa and an …

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Anya Klyukanova

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Originally from Russia, Anya is a graduate student getting her Master’s in Education Policy at the University of Washington. After receiving her undergraduate degree in political science and digital arts, Anya relocated to Moscow to aid in the start-up of a private research university, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, a partner of MIT. Her research interests include international higher …

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Interview with Dr. Rudd: Earning Your Doctorate Sooner May Give You an Edge

Dr. Elizabeth Rudd was interviewed for an article in GradPsych using data from our Social Science PhDs – Five + Years study.  Out to answer the question of the effect of time-to-degree on the prestige of the first job. Earning Your Doctorate Sooner May Give You an Edge

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Presentations 2013 – 2014

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Luncheon Talk: Motivation and Experiences of International Doctoral Students Dr. Jenny Phelps, Assistant Dean at the Graduate Studies in the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. October 10th, 2013  at 12.00 pm – Miller Hall – College of Education – University of Washington See more

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Conceptual Approaches to Doctoral Education: A Community of Practice

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 A silent paradigm shift has occurred in doctoral education. Preparing the next generation of PhDs to function successfully in and contribute to today’s and tomorrow’s global environment requires an approach that goes beyond conceptualizing an apprenticeship model and institutes communities of practice, which should include recognition of peers as learning partners. Coordinated efforts are also needed across many levels inside …

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Luncheon Talk: Motivation and Experience of International Doctoral Students

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“Otherwise, Elsewhere: International Doctoral Students in Globalized Transnational Spaces” Dr. Jenny Phelps from the University British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada presents findings from her recent dissertation    Where?  Miller 102T  When? Thursday October 10th at 12:00 p.m. Dr. Jenny Phelps is the Assistant Dean, Student Administration and Strategic Initiatives, at the Graduate Studies in the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.  See …

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Recent Publications on Doctoral Education

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List of latest publications on the various aspects of doctoral education around the world.              The metaphors we study by: the doctorate as a journey and/or as work Hughes, Christina; Tight, Malcolm – Higher Education Research Development – 2013   PhD capacity-building, from aid to innovation: the SANPAD-SANTRUST experience Smit, B, Williamson, C.; Padayachee, A.  – Studies in Higher Education …

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Jorge Balan launches book about Latin America higher education institutions in the knowledge economy

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Jorge Balan, member of the Form and Forces network, has recently edited Latin Americas New Knowledge Economy: Higher Education, Government and International Collaboration. This is the seventh in the Global Education Research Reports series jointly published by the Institute for International Education and the American Institute for Foreign Study Foundation. Previous books have examined higher education initiatives and exchanges in …

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