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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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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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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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CIRGE collaborated with the European Alliance on Research Careers Development

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Organized by the European Science Foundation, CIRGE participated in the workshop entitled “How to track the researcher’s career” in Luxembourg, February 2012. The event highlighted the relevance of research career tracking in the European research agenda. According to the main conclusions, knowing how researchers move in their careers will contribute to improve the quality of research, to understand the decision …

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Social Science PhDs—Five+ Years Out: History Report

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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Social Science PhDs—Five+ Years Out: Communications Report

Communication PhDs find faculty positions more readily than doctorate holders in other social science fields. Whether in faculty positions or working in business, government, or non-profit sectors, the majority are satisfied with their jobs and career paths. When assessing careers from the perspective of balancing work and family, both men and women report problems combining work and family, but women …

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Social Science PhDs—Five+ Years Out: Sociology Report

Presents key findings from the Social Science PhDs—Five+ Years Out based on sociology graduates’ views of the quality of training and on their career paths. The sociologists in this study, like respondents in other fields, reported positive evaluations of their graduate training programs.  They rated their programs highly with respect to academic rigor and training in thinking critically. However, ratings …

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Career Outcomes of Political Science PhD Recipients

The PhDs – Ten Years Later study, allowed us to provide detailed information about the actual employment patterns of nearly 4, 000 PhDs recipients in biochemistry, computer science, electrical engineering, English, mathematics, and political science.   This report, offers a specific examination of the career paths of those who completed the PhD. in Political Science. Surveying PhD recipients in political science …

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