Forces and Forms Networks

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…

September 24, 2012

Setting International Research Agendas

Forces and Forms of Doctoral Education Worldwide workshops have contributed to develop research agendas among more than 60 experts on doctoral education from the six continents.   This effort, coordinated and lead by CIRGE, has encouraged and generated a multi-national perspective of the issues that are re-shaping the doctoral education around the world. See in…

March 23, 2009

NSF Welcome – Carol Stoel

Welcome to the first day of the conference! Despite being unable to join us, Carol Stoel, from the NSF, was kind enough to prerecord a welcome statement for us. Her speech, which will be played at the conference this morning, will serve as a welcome to those of you who are following along via the…

April 11, 2008

Toward a Global PhD? now in Chinese

CIRGE’s book Toward a Global PhD? (University of Washington, 2008), edited by Maresi Nerad and Mimi Heggelund has been getting national and international coverage.  It was recently translated into Chinese and published in China.  In addition, the National Science Board’s Science and Engineering Indicators 2010 includes a sidebar that displays the global trends in doctoral…