Globalization and Its Impacts on the Quality of PhD Education

Forces and Forms in Doctoral Education Worldwide

  • Maresi Nerad
  • Barbara Evans

Part of the Global Perspectives on Higher Education book series (GPHE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Maresi Nerad
    Pages 1-3
  3. Bianca L. Bernstein, Barbara Evans, Jeannette Fyffe, Nelofer Halai, Fred L. Hall, Hans Siggaard Jensen et al.
    Pages 5-30
  4. Jessica K. Graybill, Vivek Shandas, Jeannette Fyffe, Emma Flores-Scott
    Pages 31-42
  5. Terry Evans, Dean R. Gerdeman, Ian Haines, Fred L. Hall, Kevin Ryland, Helena Sebková
    Pages 43-80
  6. Mauricio Fortes, Barbara M. Kehm, Tokozile Mayekiso
    Pages 81-109
  7. Ahmed Bawa, Hans Kristján Gerdeman, Narayana Jayaram, Margaret Kiley
    Pages 129-159
  8. Louis Maheu, Beate Scholz, Jorge Balán, Jessica K. Graybill, Richard Strugnell
    Pages 161-205
  9. Barbara Evans
    Pages 207-212
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 213-237

About this book


This book, the second in the projected three-volume Forces and Forms in Doctoral Education Worldwide series sponsored by the Center for Innovation in Graduate Education (CIRGE) at the University of Washington, invites readers to listen in as nearly thirty distinguished scholars and thought leaders confront urgent questions about doctoral education in a globalizing world:
• How are research doctoral education and the research PhD degree evolving in different national contexts?
• How do researchers in the early stage of their careers assess the value of doctoral education?
• What are the challenges of using international demographic data from existing PhD programs to analyze trends in doctoral education?
• What can happen when regional issues intersect with the need to evaluate doctoral education and ensure its quality?
• Which quality-assurance model has been gaining favor in PhD education, and what challenges does it pose?
• What accounts for conflict between national interests and international collaboration in doctoral education?
• Is there empirical evidence of globalization’s impact on doctoral education and the labor market for PhD graduates?
This follow-up to Toward a Global PhD? (University of Washington Press, 2008), the first volume in the series, includes case studies illustrating global trends in the structure, function, and quality frameworks of doctoral education, and it develops a conceptual framework linking globalization to trends in doctoral education while showing the particular history that has led to the convergence of a number of practices in one or more countries. 


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Authors and affiliations

  • Maresi Nerad
    • 1
  • Barbara Evans
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.University of British ColumbiaCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2014
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6209-569-4
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