It takes a global village to develop the next generation of PhDs and postdoctoral fellows

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Preparing the next generation of PhDs to function successfully and contribute to the global world currently and in the future requires broadening the conceptual approaches to doctoral education beyond the apprenticeship model to a community of practice. It also requires coordinated efforts of many levels within and beyond a university. This next generation of researchers must acquire traditional academic research competencies, professional skills and intercultural competencies in order to work and function in a world of multinational teams and multinational settings. Learning at the doctoral level needs to be structured to allow for true discovery and intellectual risk-taking.

Nerad, M. (2011). It takes a global village to develop the next generation of PhDs and postdoctoral fellows. Acta Academica Supplementum – South Africa, pp. 198-216

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