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Networks of Doctorate and Higher Education Scholars


November 21, 2019

CIRGE hosted the first Webinar of the Series “Committing ourselves to Social Justice: Doctoral Education for Complex Times”

  Dr. Amy Scott Metcalfe (University of British Columbia) invited us to question the possibilities of the promise of social justice in the current higher education scenario, rooted in colonial relationships. She explains “The title of my talk, “Viewing the landscape of doctoral education against the horizon of policy: Placing ourselves in the academic arboretum,” emphasizes…


September 14, 2019

Academics gathered to discusses the major societal forces that are shaping doctorate education

Maresi Nerad, founder of CIRGE, kicked off the fifth conference “Forces and Forms of Doctoral Education” this morning in Hanover-Germany. This initiative was funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and co-organized by the Bremen Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSS), the University of Bremen, conjointly with CIRGE. Quite unique in its format, the conference sought to…


October 2, 2018

Conference: Forces and Forms of Doctoral Education

When: September 5 – 6, 2019 Where: Herrenhausen Castle | Hannover, Germany Organized  by CIRGE and the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Science Sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation See Preliminary Program here   Conference background During the last decade there have been significant changes in doctoral education worldwide: In many countries, the numbers of…


January 14, 2015

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…


October 6, 2013

Recent Publications on Doctoral Education

List of latest publications on the various aspects of doctoral education around the world.              The metaphors we study by: the doctorate as a journey and/or as work Hughes, Christina; Tight, Malcolm – Higher Education Research Development – 2013   PhD capacity-building, from aid to innovation: the SANPAD-SANTRUST experience Smit, B, Williamson, C.; Padayachee, A. …


April 15, 2013

Jorge Balan launches book about Latin America higher education institutions in the knowledge economy

Jorge Balan, member of the Form and Forces network, has recently edited Latin Americas New Knowledge Economy: Higher Education, Government and International Collaboration. This is the seventh in the Global Education Research Reports series jointly published by the Institute for International Education and the American Institute for Foreign Study Foundation. Previous books have examined higher…


February 14, 2013

International Doctoral Education Research Network (IDERN)

See latest publications In a world that is no longer able to maintain or sustain social or cultural enclaves, free from impact of global flows of capital, technologies and bodies, our lives have become more complex. People, events, governments and institutions such as education are increasingly interconnected. In universities, where the presence and influence of…


November 27, 2012

Thoko Mayekiso

Professor Thoko Mayekiso  is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor:  Research and Engagement at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) with effect from 1 May 2009.   She obtained her BA, BA Honours and MA in Psychology from the University of Fort Hare. She then obtained a D Phil (Cum laude) from the Free University of Berlin, Germany….


November 18, 2012

Armando Alcantara

Dr.  Armando Alcantara is Professor of Higher Education at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), in the Institute for University and Education Studies, and Research Fellow at Mexico’s National System of Researchers (level I). He is a regular member of the Mexican Academy of Science. He earned a B. A. in Psychology at the…


Sandra Elman

Sandra Elman is the President of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) in Redmond, Washington. From 2003-2006, Dr. Elman served as Chair of the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (CRAC) that is comprised of the directors and chairs of the seven regional accrediting commissions. Prior to assuming the position of the President of…



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