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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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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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Setting International Research Agendas

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Forces and Forms of Doctoral Education Worldwide workshops have contributed to develop research agendas among more than 60 experts on doctoral education from the six continents.   This effort, coordinated and lead by CIRGE, has encouraged and generated a multi-national perspective of the issues that are re-shaping the doctoral education around the world. See in the detail the outcomes of …

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Doctoral Education: Gender and Family Issues

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Graduate Women’s Expectations in Doctoral Programs and Beyond: Marriage, Family and Career. Download:  Nerad, M. & Cerny, J. (1999). Widening the Circle: Another Look at Women Graduate Students. Communicator, VXXXIII. N 6, pp.1-7. Download: Widening the Circle: Another Look at Women Graduate Students Nerad, M. (1992). Using Time, Money, and Human Resources Efficiently and Effectively in the Case of Women Graduate Students. Paper …

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Professional Development of Doctorate Students

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PhD holders are requested to collaborate, interact and communicate with professionals that come from different cultural and disciplinary backgrounds. This section provides a set of studies that shed light about those factors that are crucial in the professional development of the doctorate holders in this global and more challenging environment:   Nerad, M. (2000). On research and writing: A personal …

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Institutional Responses

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Here all of the link witrh the publication and resources about that

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What is the Future of Doctoral Education in the 21st Century?

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Dr. Maresi Nerad (Director of CIRGE), Professor at the University of Washington, and Dr. Beate Scholz, (Scholz Consulting), both researchers of CIRGE, discussed the future of Doctoral Education during the European Science Open Forum in Dublin, July 2012.   The experts presented their visions for the science PhDs of the future – and offered advice to research leaders, policy makers and …

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Doctoral Education in the USA

CIRGE has analyzed the history, structure, and its implication on doctoral education in the USA. Being the country that produces the largest number of PhDs in the world,  CIRGE has examined in depth the structure and outcomes of Doctorate Education. Publications Flores, E. & Nerad M. (2012). Peer in Doctoral Education: Unrecognized Learning partners. New Directions for Higher Education. No …

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