November 8, 2016

Exploring Adviser/Advisee relationship in different countries

The relationship between adviser and advisees are 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…

October 16, 2016

Student Panel: Adviser/Advisee relationship in different countries

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),…

September 17, 2015

Professional Development for Doctoral Students

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,…

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

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.

March 28, 2015

Seminar about Globalization & Education: Creating a social academic space

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…

CIRGE’s book receives Outstanding Publication Award

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…

January 14, 2015

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

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….

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

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…

Doctoral students are already fostering collaboration across sectors and disciplines

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…

December 29, 2014

Doctoral Education in Russia: Reforms and pending challenges

By Anya Klyukanova & Roxana Chiappa In the last decade, the Russian government has been reforming its university system with the goal of increasing its international positioning. In 2013, the government launched the 5/100 initiative to position at least five of the Russian universities into the top 100 universities. This goal relates directly to improving…

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