Edited by Dr. Maresi Nerad, founder of CIRGE and Dr. Barbara Evans, Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, “Globalizing Forces and the Evolving PhD. Forces and Forms of Doctoral Education Worldwide” investigates the main trends that are shaping doctoral education. Topics such as quality assurance, demographic population changes and national and institutional responses for the globalization are critically analyzed in this piece.
The book is part of the trilogy of “Forces and Forms of Change in Doctoral Education Worldwide” international network. CIRGE has led its bi-annual workshops which have included doctoral education researchers from six continents.
The first meeting was held in 2005 in Seattle, USA and the resulting book “Toward a global PhD? Forces and Forms in Doctoral Education”, has been an interesting piece to feed the global discussion about doctoral education.
The second international meeting, carried out in Melbourne, Australia in 2007, focused on the impact of globalization on doctoral education and the resulting issues of quality assurance.
Finally, with the book from the third meeting, held in Kassel, Germany in 2009, CIRGE will complete its third book about how doctoral education is replying to the knowledge economy — a unique overview that has involved more than 40 international experts concerning doctoral education.