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Seminar about Globalization & Education: Creating a social academic space

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Organized by a group of faculty and students from the College of Education at the University of Washington (UW), this seminar is an invitation to reflect on the way global dynamics affect the agenda setting in education worldwide.  The main goal of this seminar is to make visible the intersections between globalization and education which influence the ways in which educators, …

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Doctoral students are already fostering collaboration across sectors and disciplines

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By Roxana Chiappa Dr. Beate Scholz is a higher education consultant, CIRGE member and German national. She has spent the last 15 years as a leader and collaborator of cross-national studies and projects sponsored by the European National Sciences Foundation, national governments and universities in Europe, America and Asia. Her multi-national experience working on doctoral programs, innovation plans and talent …

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Doctoral Education in Russia: Reforms and pending challenges

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By Anya Klyukanova & Roxana Chiappa In the last decade, the Russian government has been reforming its university system with the goal of increasing its international positioning. In 2013, the government launched the 5/100 initiative to position at least five of the Russian universities into the top 100 universities. This goal relates directly to improving the institutional capacity of universities …

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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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By Anya Klyukanova & Roxana Chiappa 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 …

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Doctoral Education in South Africa: University and industry collaboration

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By Anya Klyukanova & Roxana Chiappa 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 …

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New presentation on International Research Collaboration

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The Global Research Forum, held at the University of North Texas, invited key university administrators, international research funding agencies, and doctoral students to establish an understanding of how to expand mutually beneficial global research cooperation, and support research-active faculty and graduate students with global research aspirations. Maresi Nerad, director of CIRGE, was one of the panelists  to discuss the core …

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Doctoral Fellowships in European Universities

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The UNIKE project –Universities in the Knowledge Economy – is looking to fill 12 doctoral positions and 2 post-doctoral positions at 6 European Universities (AU Aarhus University, UB University of Bristol, UK Graduate School of Education, RU Roehampton University, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, LU Univerza V Ljubljani, and Universidade do Porto/FPCE) in an Initial Training Network (ITN). Applications are …

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Presentations: International Experience in STEM Graduate Education and Beyond

Final Report: Assessing International Collaboration in STEM fields International Experience in Stem Graduate Education and Beyond. Presented by Dr. Raj Bordia, professor of Materials Sci. & Engineering at University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA A UK/European perspective in international experiences in STEM subjects. Presented by Dr. John Chapman, professor at College of Science & Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK. …

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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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