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October 4, 2022

New book: Towards a global core value system in doctoral education

Maresi Nerad, founding director of CIRGE, is one of the editors of a new volumen on doctoral education. The book -“Towards a Global Core Value System in Doctoral Education”- provides an evaluation of changes and reforms in doctoral education since 2000. Recognizing the diversity of academic cultures and institutional systems worldwide, experts and early career…


February 9, 2021

Christian Peters

Christian Peters works as Managing Director of the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Science (University of Bremen/Jacobs University Bremen). Besides managing a research unit with more than 70 early career researchers, he has interests in populism studies and the relationship of religion and politics. More info about Christian, please see here


February 2, 2021

Are We living in Habitable Cities? Making explicit the connection between social and climate justice

The fourth CIRGE webinar of the series “Committing ourselves to Social Justice…”, carried out on Jan 26th,  discussed how doctoral research in urban planning addresses the connection between social and climate justice. The speakers Professor Vivek Shandas and Lorena Nascimento (soon, Dr. Nascimento) from Portland State University provided a historical analysis of how urban planning…


June 10, 2020

Being a Student during the Pandemic: The Impact of COVID-19 on Undergraduate and Graduate Student Experience

RSVP Panel | June 18th | 10:00-11:30 a.m. PDT | Link to follow The webinar will feature the preliminary results from the SERU Consortium surveys on the impact of COVID-19 on learning, well-being, finances and plans of undergraduate and graduate students at US research-intensive universities. The follow-up discussion will include perspectives from university leadership on…


August 4, 2018

International Doctoral Education Research Network (IDERN) meets in Hiroshima next September

The International Doctoral Education Research Network (IDERN) is a network of scholars and practitioners actively engaged in researching doctoral education. The aims of the network are to generate a collaborative, international research agenda for doctoral education, and to connect researchers from different national settings as well as different disciplines and research perspectives. If you conduct…


June 17, 2014

Doctoral Education in South Africa: University and industry collaboration

By Anya Klyukanova & Roxana Chiappa Facing particular issues of its own higher education system and shaped by a global competition for attracting the most talented citizens, South Africa is developing strategies to increase its number of PhDs, particularly in areas in need  by the industry. CIRGE had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Ahmed Bawa,…


April 8, 2014

Anya Klyukanova

Originally from Russia, Anya is a graduate student getting her Master’s in Education Policy at the University of Washington. After receiving her undergraduate degree in political science and digital arts, Anya relocated to Moscow to aid in the start-up of a private research university, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, a partner of MIT. Her…


October 7, 2013

Luncheon Talk: Motivation and Experience of International Doctoral Students

“Otherwise, Elsewhere: International Doctoral Students in Globalized Transnational Spaces” Dr. Jenny Phelps from the University British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada presents findings from her recent dissertation    Where?  Miller 102T  When? Thursday October 10th at 12:00 p.m. Dr. Jenny Phelps is the Assistant Dean, Student Administration and Strategic Initiatives, at the Graduate Studies in the University…


October 3, 2012

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