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Exploring Adviser/Advisee relationship in different countries

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The relationship between adviser and advisees is considered one of the most crucial interactions in graduate education, particularly in doctorate education. While the number of international students that come to the United States to pursue doctorate degrees continues to grow, it is important to better understand  how graduate education operates in other countries and how is the relationships between adviser/advisee …

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CIRGE Fellow discusses about mechanisms of retribution associated to international postgraduate fellowships

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REDICEC – the Network of Chilean researchers in Canada- organized a webinar on mobility of knowledge and mechanisms of retribution at the end of September (see details here). As many emerging economies, Chile has developed an international program of postgraduate fellowships that funds masters, doctorate and postdoctorate fellowships in world class universities. Roxana Chiappa, PhD candidate in higher education and one …

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Student Panel: Adviser/Advisee relationship in different countries

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The relationship between advisers and advisees is considered one of the most crucial interactions in graduate education, particularly at the doctoral level. While the number of international students that come to the United States to pursue doctoral degrees continues to grow (10% of graduate students at University of Washington-College of Education are temporary visa holders), one key issue that needs …

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Professional Development for Doctoral Students

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Today, governments worldwide want world-class research capacities in order to attract investment and create new jobs. In this context, the next generation of researchers needs more than traditional research skills. They need to prepare themselves to work in many sectors of society post–PhD. Therefore, in addition to acquiring traditional research skills, doctoral students also need to formulate clear career goals, be introduced to a variety …

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The American-type of Central Graduate Division: Would it be a good model for Japan

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Dr. Maresi Nerad was invited to give a talk on the US model of Graduate School at the University of Tsukuba- Japan. In this presentation, she analyzes whether and how the American model of Graduate School could be suitable for Japanese Universities. See here the  presentation.

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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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Doctoral students are already fostering collaboration across sectors and disciplines

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By Roxana Chiappa Dr. Beate Scholz is a higher education consultant, CIRGE member and German national. She has spent the last 15 years as a leader and collaborator of cross-national studies and projects sponsored by the European National Sciences Foundation, national governments and universities in Europe, America and Asia. Her multi-national experience working on doctoral programs, innovation plans and talent …

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