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Anya Klyukanova

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Originally from Russia, Anya is a graduate student getting her Master’s in Education Policy at the University of Washington. After receiving her undergraduate degree in political science and digital arts, Anya relocated to Moscow to aid in the start-up of a private research university, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, a partner of MIT. Her research interests include international higher …

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Melanie Walker

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Dr. Melanie Walker is a prominent South African scholar who has been working as Professor of Higher Education Studies at the  University of Nottingham in the UK, where she been Director of Postgraduate Students and a Director of Research in the Faculty of Social Sciences. She will join the University of the Free State in February 2012 as Senior University …

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Daily Report – Day 3 – Wednesday, March 25

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“What actions could you take tomorrow as administrators to point us in a new direction for graduate education?” – Forces and Forms III Early Career Researchers, March 25, 2009 Just as the weather warmed up today, so did the pace and intensity of action-oriented discussion about key issues in doctoral education worldwide. The day started with constructive challenges in the …

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Daily Report – Day 2 – Tuesday, March 24

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Today snow alternated with sunshine. Inside, a flurry of comments, ideas and recommendations from workshop participants brightened the topic du jour: internationalization and inequality in doctoral education. By Friday, participants will finalize new policy recommendations and action steps about this topic and others. The day started with a progress report from the hard-working, 14-member Task Force One. They asked all …

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Daily Report – Day 1 – Monday, March 23

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“At Kassel, we move from analysis to action —we’re going public.” Sixty representatives from six continents met today in Kassel, Germany to position doctoral education as a more powerful force for addressing the world’s challenges. Despite cold rain outside, warmth and collegiality characterized interactions between attendees, some of whom had not seen each other since the previous Forces and Forces …

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SECOND SPOTLIGHT REPORT PLUS DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC REPORT FOR SOCIOLOGY NOW PUBLISHED

CIRGE has recently completed two reports from the findings of the Social Science PhDs – Five + Years Out survey.  The second is our series of reports spotlighting the main issues is on “Professional Development for PhD Students:  Do They Really Need It?” This analysis distinguishes between the PhD completion skills normally acquired in completing PhD research (critical thinking, data …

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NEW! – SPOTLIGHT REPORT ON GENDER EQUALITY IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

Just published – the first in a series of spotlights on hot issues in doctoral education, this report focuses on the potential for gender equality in careers of social science doctorate holders using findings from Social Science PhDs—Five+ Years Out, CIRGE’s most recent national survey. Click here to view the report

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Guest lectures, Monday June 10, noon

Monday, June 10, two Australian scholars, Dr. Catherine Manathunga, University of Queensland, Dr. Margaret Kiley, National Australian University, Canberra, will present their current research on doctoral education at 12:00 noon at the Graduate School conference room, Communication Building.

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June 2008 — Update on GUG

GUG is hibernating until further notice.

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Panel Discussion: Brain Drain, Brain Gain and Brain Circulation

Join us on May 7 from 4:00 to 6:00 for the concluding event in the Graduate School’s theme of the year – The Internationalization of Graduate Education. Our group of expert panelists will discuss the effects of globalization and the labor market for graduate students. [click to download flyer]

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