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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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CIRGE’s book receives Outstanding Publication Award

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The publication Globalization and its impact on the Quality of Doctoral Education, edited by Maresi Nerad & Barbara Evans, was acknowledged by the AERA Special Interest Group (SIG) Doctoral education across the disciplines with the Outstanding publication Award 2014. The Award Committee was impressed with the scope of the book, which is the outcome of the research-synthesis workshop conducted in Melbourne – …

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New book of CIRGE: Globalization and its Impacts on the Quality of PhD Education

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Each year, U.S. universities churn out enough new PhD graduates–50,000 of them–to populate a small city. Worldwide, more PhDs are produced now than ever before.    With anecdotes about out-of-work or underemployed PhDs receiving broad publicity, governments and university administrators in industrialized societies have started asking whether or not too many people are pursuing doctoral degrees. Yet that’s the wrong question …

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CIRGE researchers participate in the conference “Universities in the Knowledge Economy”: Perspectives from Asia-Pacific and Europe

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What is the place of universities in the emerging ‘ecology’ of higher education systems that straddle industry, government and the public sphere? The conference “Universities in the Knowledge economy: Perspective from Asia-Pacific and Europe” will gather a selected group of researchers since 10th-13th of February in Auckland – New Zealand. Scholars from Asia, Europe and the USA will deeply elucidate …

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Interview with Dr. Rudd: Earning Your Doctorate Sooner May Give You an Edge

Dr. Elizabeth Rudd was interviewed for an article in GradPsych using data from our Social Science PhDs – Five + Years study.  Out to answer the question of the effect of time-to-degree on the prestige of the first job. Earning Your Doctorate Sooner May Give You an Edge

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Jorge Balan launches book about Latin America higher education institutions in the knowledge economy

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Jorge Balan, member of the Form and Forces network, has recently edited Latin Americas New Knowledge Economy: Higher Education, Government and International Collaboration. This is the seventh in the Global Education Research Reports series jointly published by the Institute for International Education and the American Institute for Foreign Study Foundation. Previous books have examined higher education initiatives and exchanges in …

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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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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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Professor Yamamoto reports on Forces and Forms – Kassel conference

The meeting which was titled “The Policy Potential of Innovation and Research in Graduate Education” focused mainly on the issue of inequality and diversity of doctoral education around the world. The participants discussed these matters in a very enthusiastic manner after the presentations of selected participants and guest speakers. Unlike pure academic meetings, we have prepared no individual papers but …

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Daily Report – Day 4 – Thursday, March 26

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“The risks are worth taking” – Alex Quintanilha Today in the hometown of the Brothers Grimm (Kassel), scholars from around the world took some risks. They grappled with “Promoting Intellectual Risk-Taking Under Conditions of Globalization”—the focus of Task Force Three. The blustery, occasionally rainy morning started with a high-risk, high-drama report from Task Force. They displayed their acting skills through …

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