February 12, 2013

New presentation on International Research Collaboration

The Global Research Forum, held at the University of North Texas, invited key university administrators, international research funding agencies, and doctoral students to establish an understanding of how to expand mutually beneficial global research cooperation, and support research-active faculty and graduate students with global research aspirations. Maresi Nerad, director of CIRGE, was one of the…

September 11, 2012

What is the Future of Doctoral Education in the 21st Century?

Dr. Maresi Nerad (Director of CIRGE), Professor at the University of Washington, and Dr. Beate Scholz, (Scholz Consulting), both researchers of CIRGE, discussed the future of Doctoral Education during the European Science Open Forum in Dublin, July 2012.   The experts presented their visions for the science PhDs of the future – and offered advice to…

March 31, 2009

Professor Yamamoto reports on Forces and Forms – Kassel conference

The meeting which was titled “The Policy Potential of Innovation and Research in Graduate Education” focused mainly on the issue of inequality and diversity of doctoral education around the world. The participants discussed these matters in a very enthusiastic manner after the presentations of selected participants and guest speakers. Unlike pure academic meetings, we have…

March 27, 2009

Daily Report – Day 4 – Thursday, March 26

“The risks are worth taking” – Alex Quintanilha Today in the hometown of the Brothers Grimm (Kassel), scholars from around the world took some risks. They grappled with “Promoting Intellectual Risk-Taking Under Conditions of Globalization”—the focus of Task Force Three. The blustery, occasionally rainy morning started with a high-risk, high-drama report from Task Force. They…

January 30, 2009

Inside Higher Ed reports on Time to Doctoral Degree findings

Inside Higher Ed, a U.S. daily newletter on events in higher education, summarizes findings from our Social Sciences 5+ project in this article. Visit it for a summary of our work and a lively discussion in the comments area. Insider Higher Ed news article Social Sciences 5+ link

December 1, 2008

Assisting students through the first year

Attrition rates among master’s and doctoral students are often alarmingly high. The 50th installment of the First-Year Experience Monograph Series describes the challenges associated with entry into graduate study and offers information about new initiatives and programs designed to ease their transition—from unique orientations and mentoring structures to transition courses and graduate student centers.  [Click…

September 3, 2008

CIRGE Report on Gender Equality Reviewed in Inside Higher Education

The recent CIRGE report:  “Finally Equal Footing for Women in Social Science Careers” has received national attention.  Inside Higher Education ran a feature-length overview of this important work which holds great potential for informing decision-making and speaks about progress for women that is still needed. To read, click here: socsci

July 28, 2008

CIRGE's latest book reviewed by Nature Magazine

Toward a Global PhD? Forces and Forms of Change in Doctoral Education Worldwide, has been reviewed in the latest issue of Nature Magazine – “Doctorate Gets a Lesson in Management.” To download this review, click here: Book Review.  To read it in context, click on Nature Magazine

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…

Panel Discussion: Brain Drain, Brain Gain and Brain Circulation

Join us on May 7 from 4:00 to 6:00 for the concluding event in the Graduate School’s theme of the year – The Internationalization of Graduate Education. Our group of expert panelists will discuss the effects of globalization and the labor market for graduate students. [click to download flyer]

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