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Renate Sadrozinski

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Renate Sadrozinski, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist who has undertaken cross-cultural research in graduate/doctoral education for CIRGE. She received her PhD at the University of Bremen, Germany in sociology. In Germany Dr. Sadrozinski was the director of research of the Equal Opportunity Office of the state of Hamburg. She has published several books and many articles and reports in …

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Reading and Resources

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Class of Globalization and Internationalization in Higher Education

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Degree Completion in Doctoral Education

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One of the main concerns for graduate schools is the attrition and completion of doctoral students. CIRGE has carried out diverse studies to analyze the patterns that intervene in the doctoral completion. Review here the main studies Doctoral Education at the University of California and Factors Affecting Time-to-Degree This study examined time-to-degree at the University of California in order to …

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Postdoctoral Education

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Many stories have been told about postdoctoral fellows prolonging their stays in temporary positions in order to assemble that last publication thought to be necessary to compete for a faculty position. Also, popular in recent years have been stories of disappointed post-docs who were unable to find permanent academic  research jobs. Despite these stories, no recent comprehensive study on postdoctoral …

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Alumni that are impacting the world

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IGERT Astrobiology program at UW

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Graduate students Megan Smith and Elena Amador sample waters from the highly acidic Rio Tinto in Spain looking for an analog to early Martian environment (Source: UWAB) Astrobiology studies the origin of life on Earth and the distribution of life in the Universe. The cross-disciplinary nature of this field mandates collaboration among biologists, astronomers, oceanographers, atmospheric scientists, chemists, planetary scientists, …

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US IGERT

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IGERT is the National Science Foundation’s flagship interdisciplinary training program, educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers by building on the foundations of their disciplinary knowledge with interdisciplinary training. From 1998 until now, the IGERT program has acquired 278 awards and has provided funding for approximately 6,500 graduate students. The IGERT programs offer traineeships to students pursuing their PhDs. The interdisciplinary …

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Academic Career

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Respondents give high marks to their history programs for “academic rigor,” and training in “critical thinking” and “data analysis and synthesis.” They also identified areas to target for improvement, including training in writing and publishing reports and articles and in how to teach, as well as providing concrete feedback to students on their progress, socializing students into the academic community …

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International PhDs who received their Degrees in the USA

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The core debate over Ph.D. recipients from abroad who earned their degrees at U.S. institutions of higher education centers around the questions: who (and how many) stayed in the United States, and who (and how many) returned home? To explore these questions, Deepak, Nerad and Cerny undertook an in-depth study  within  “PhDs – 10 Years Later” survey. Maresi Nerad and …

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Global Trends in Doctoral Education

Nerad. M. (2008)  From Doctoral Citizen to World Citizen: The Chance for Innovative Doctoral Education. Miegunyah Lecture, February 16, University of Melbourne-Australia.  Download: From Doctoral Citizen to World Citizen  Nerad, M. (1994). Preparing for the Next Generation of Professionals and Scholars: Recent Trends in Graduate Education in Germany and Japan

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