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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…


September 4, 2019

Committing Ourselves to Social Justice: Doctoral Education for Complex Times

A series of web-seminars organized by the Center for Innovation and Research in Graduate Education (CIRGE) In times of rising nationalist governments, environmental crisis, hate speech and acts against marginalized communities, the intellectual drivers and engaged community of doctoral education, have a responsibility to question the norms and values that cause inequality and exclusion in…


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…


August 4, 2018

Conference Postgraduate Supervision: The global scholar (next March 2019, South Africa)

The Centre for Higher and Adult Education (CHAE) held its first international conference on postgraduate supervision in April 2007 with the theme ‘Postgraduate supervision: state of the art and the artists’. Since then five more conferences were held, in 2009 on ‘Postgraduate supervision research and practice’, in 2011 on ‘Promoting a culture of postgraduate scholarship’,…


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…


January 7, 2014

Interview with Dr. Rudd: Earning Your Doctorate Sooner May Give You an Edge

Dr. Elizabeth Rudd was interviewed for an article in GradPsych using data from our Social Science PhDs – Five + Years study.  Out to answer the question of the effect of time-to-degree on the prestige of the first job. Earning Your Doctorate Sooner May Give You an Edge


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…



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