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

Reading and Resources

Class of Globalization and Internationalization in Higher Education

Alumni that are impacting the world

September 14, 2012

Melanie Walker

Dr. Melanie Walker is a prominent South African scholar who has been working as Professor of Higher Education Studies at the  University of Nottingham in the UK, where she been Director of Postgraduate Students and a Director of Research in the Faculty of Social Sciences. She will join the University of the Free State in…

March 26, 2009

Daily Report – Day 3 – Wednesday, March 25

“What actions could you take tomorrow as administrators to point us in a new direction for graduate education?” – Forces and Forms III Early Career Researchers, March 25, 2009 Just as the weather warmed up today, so did the pace and intensity of action-oriented discussion about key issues in doctoral education worldwide. The day started…

March 25, 2009

Daily Report – Day 2 – Tuesday, March 24

Today snow alternated with sunshine. Inside, a flurry of comments, ideas and recommendations from workshop participants brightened the topic du jour: internationalization and inequality in doctoral education. By Friday, participants will finalize new policy recommendations and action steps about this topic and others. The day started with a progress report from the hard-working, 14-member Task…

March 23, 2009

Daily Report – Day 1 – Monday, March 23

“At Kassel, we move from analysis to action —we’re going public.” Sixty representatives from six continents met today in Kassel, Germany to position doctoral education as a more powerful force for addressing the world’s challenges. Despite cold rain outside, warmth and collegiality characterized interactions between attendees, some of whom had not seen each other since…

October 16, 2008


CIRGE has recently completed two reports from the findings of the Social Science PhDs – Five + Years Out survey.  The second is our series of reports spotlighting the main issues is on “Professional Development for PhD Students:  Do They Really Need It?” This analysis distinguishes between the PhD completion skills normally acquired in completing…

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