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Trends and Issues in Doctoral Education

Trends and Issues in Doctoral Education
A Global Perspective

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Maria Yudkevich - Vice-Rector and Head of the Center for Institutional Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow, Russia
  • Philip G. Altbach - Research Professor and Founding Director, Center for International Higher Education (CIHE), Boston College, Massachusetts, USA
  • Hans de Wit - Director, CIHE, Boston College, Massachusetts, US

June 2020 | 528 pages | SAGE India
Doctoral education is of prime importance worldwide. In many countries, there is severe shortage of doctoral degree holders, while in others there is an oversupply in many fields. There is a global debate on the best ways of providing doctoral training. To illustrate global trends, the book analyses the current realities of doctoral education with the help of case studies based on fourteen countries and one continent.  It includes an overview of the state of the literature on doctoral education as well as an analysis of doctoral education from a historical perspective with a detailed comparative discussion.

Trends and Issues in Doctoral Education: A Global Perspective also examines the challenges and ideas of current and proposed reforms in doctoral education.

Part I: Introduction
Ayenachew A. Woldegiyorgis, Victor Rudakov, Ksenia Rozhkova and Dara Melnyk
Trends and Practices: The Literature Concerning Doctoral Education
Maresi Nerad
Doctoral Education Worldwide: Three Decades of Change
Part II: Europe
Julien Calmand, Thierry Chevaillier and Jean-François Giret
Between Change and Continuity: The Transformation of Doctoral Education in France
Barbara M. Kehm
The Past, Present and Future of Doctoral Education in Germany
Marek Kwiek
Poland: An Abundance of Doctoral Students but a Scarcity of Doctorates
Elena Kobzar and Sergey Roshchin
Russian Doctoral Education: Between Teaching and Research
Rosemary Deem and Shane Dowle
The UK Doctorate: History, Features and Challenges
Part III: North America
Ann E. Austin and Emily R. Miller
Strengths, Challenges and Opportunities for US Doctoral Education
Part IV: Africa
Ayenachew A. Woldegiyorgis
Challenges of Development of Doctoral Education in Africa
Damtew Teferra
Imperatives and Realities of Doctoral Education in South Africa
Part V: Asia
Shuhua Chen
Mainland China: Rapid Growth and New Strategies in Doctoral Education
N.V. Varghese
The Role of Doctoral Education in Developing Research Capacities in India
Futao Huang
From Quantitative Expansion to Qualitative Improvement: Changes in Doctoral Education in Japan
Aliya Kuzhabekova
Development and Transformation of Doctoral Education in Kazakhstan
HeeJin Lim, Seung Jung Kim and Jung Cheol Shin
Rapid Development and Current Rethinking in Doctoral Education in South Korea
Part VI: Latin America
Ana Maria Fonseca de Almeida, Mauricio Ernica and Marcelo Knobel
Building Research Capacity and Training: Brazilian Dilemmas in Doctoral Education
Ana Luisa Muñoz-García and Andrés Bernasconi
Reassessing the Progress of Doctoral Education in Chile
Part VII: Middle East
Tatiana Karabchuk
United Arab Emirates: A Doctoral Education Start-Up
Part VIII: Conclusion
Maria Yudkevich, Philip G. Altbach, Hans de Wit and Victor Rudakov
Doctoral Education Worldwide: Key Trends and Realities

Maria Yudkevich

Maria Yudkevich is vice-rector of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University) in Moscow, Russia. She also serves as associate professor in the Economics Department, and as director of the Center for Institutional Studies at HSE University. Her main area of interest and research is contract theory, with a special focus on faculty contracts, universities and markets for higher education. She has been a co-organizer of several international projects looking at the academic profession from comparative perspectives and other topics. More About Author

Philip G. Altbach

Philip G. Altbach is research professor and founding director of the Center for International Higher Education (CIHE) in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College in the United States. He was the 2004–2006 distinguished scholar leader for the New Century Scholars initiative of the Fulbright programme, and has been a senior associate of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. His most recent book is Global Perspectives on Higher Education. He is a member of the Russian government’s ‘5–100 Excellence Commission’ and is on the advisory boards of the National Research University Higher School of... More About Author

Hans de Wit

Hans de Wit is director of the CIHE in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College, where he also serves as professor of the practice in international higher education. Before joining CIHE in 2015, he was the founding director of the Center for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI) at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy, and professor of Internationalization of Higher Education at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. He is the founding editor of The Journal of International Higher Education and consulting editor of Policy Reviews in Higher Education.  More About Author

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