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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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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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