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Solveig Cornér; Lotta Tikkanen; Henrika Anttila; Kirsi Pyhältö – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: This study aims to advance the understanding on individual variations in PhD candidates' personal interest in their doctorate and supervisory and research community support, and several individual and structural attributes potentially having an impact on the profiles. Design/methodology/approach: The authors explored the interrelationship…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Students, Doctoral Programs, Student Motivation
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Erika Löfström; Lotta Tikkanen; Henrika Anttila; Kirsi Pyhältö – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: Empirical evidence on how supervisors have perceived the changes and the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on their supervision is scarce. This paper aims to examine how the changing landscape of doctoral education has affected supervision from the supervisors' perspective. Design/methodology/approach: This survey addressed change,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Supervisors, Supervision, Doctoral Programs
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Catherine Manathunga – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on doctoral education. Pandemics throughout history have generated new educational theories and practices, accelerated some trends and signalled the abrupt end of others. The unpredictable effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have particularly impacted upon First…
Descriptors: Decolonization, Doctoral Programs, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Signe Skov; Søren Smedegaard Bengtsen – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: In Denmark, there has been, over decades, an intensified political focus on how humanities research and doctoral education contribute to society. In this vein, the notion of impact has become a central part of the academic language, often associated with terms like use, effects and outputs, stemming from neoliberal ideologies. The purpose…
Descriptors: Humanities, Foreign Countries, Humanities Instruction, Doctoral Programs
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Juan Zhang; Xi Gao; Xi Hong; Hamish Coates – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: Although doctoral education has experienced substantial development in recent decades, it remains an elite, hence fragile, dimension of university policy and practice. This study aims to articulate perspectives to guide the next phase of strengthening and growth. Design/methodology/approach: Working from theoretical and empirical research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rhetoric, Educational Change, Doctoral Programs
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Ashonibare, Adekola Afolabi – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate existing practices of transversal skills training in doctoral education and provide recommendations for improvement for universities, industry and doctoral students in Europe. The results offer a detailed picture that has implications for the design of doctoral education programs that aim to support…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Students, Transfer of Training, Foreign Countries
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Pyhältö, Kirsi; Tikkanen, Lotta; Anttila, Henrika – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: The COVID-19 pandemic has had its impact on research and researchers, potentially influencing the future of academia. Yet, to the best of the authors' knowledge, there are no empirical studies on the alignment between supervisors' and supervisees' estimates of the impact of COVID-19. This study aims to contribute to bridging this gap by…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Supervisors, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Pyhältö, Kirsi; Peltonen, Jouni; Anttila, Henrika; Frick, Liezel Liezel; de Jager, Phillip – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: Doctoral students' ill-being in terms of stress, exhaustion and high levels of mental health problems has been well documented. Yet, the well-being of doctoral students is more than the absence of these negative symptoms. The number of studies exploring the combination of positive and negative attributes of doctoral students' well-being…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Burnout, Foreign Countries, Doctoral Students
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Lees, James; Gorini, Lucrezia; Torjussen, Stian; Oliveira, Margarida; Pinto, Paula; Potes Barbas, Maria; Martins, Madalena; Jones, Melanie S.; Sheppard, Victoria; Petronilho, Ana; Trindade, Margarida – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide an example of best practice towards enhancing employability in the cross-sectoral labour market for doctorate-holders. This was achieved through an Erasmus+ KA2 (Strategic Partnership) skills development project which created a training programme (TRANSPEER) involving a multi-disciplinary cohort of…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Employment Potential, Labor Market, Doctoral Students
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Spray, Erika; Holbrook, Allyson; Scevak, Jill; Cantwell, Robert – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: Learners' dispositional attributes form the foundations for their learning behaviour and therefore academic outcomes. This study aims to explore the dispositional attributes of postgraduate learners in coursework programs, and to understand the relationships between dispositional attributes and academic achievement at this level.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Foreign Countries, Personality Traits, Student Attitudes
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Keles, Ufuk – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to seek answers to how receiving his PhD at the University of Alabama influenced the author's ongoing academic discourse socialization as an international graduate student coming from Turkey. To that end, the author incorporates second language and academic discourse socialization theories with the concept of…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Foreign Countries, Socialization, English (Second Language)
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Cardoso, Sónia; Sin, Cristina – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: Internationalisation is one of the significant manifestations of the ongoing transformation of doctoral education. The purpose of this paper is to focus on the perspectives of Portuguese universities and doctoral students regarding the importance of internationalisation and the strategies to achieve it in doctoral education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Students, Global Approach
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Ahmad, Sohail; Ansari, Aisha Naz; Khawaja, Saman; Bhutta, Sadia Muzaffar – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: This paper aims to explore contribution of informal learning space -- Research Cafe -- to enrich research learning experiences of graduate students. Developing strong research skills among graduate students is a prime focus of higher education around the world. Thereby, universities are striving to maximise opportunities that can foster…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Research Training, Universities, Research Methodology
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Ong, Wee Ming; Dhakal, Subas Prasad – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: Although the international education sector is one of the significant contributors to the Australian economy, international students continue to experience various forms of social inequalities. This paper aims to focus on overseas doctoral researchers (ODRs) -- candidates and graduates -- and capture their experiences.…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Doctoral Students, Educational Experience, Student Attitudes
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Nachatar Singh, Jasvir Kaur – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the perceived sustainable supervisory relationships between supervisors and postgraduate international students at a research university in Malaysia. Design/methodology/approach: Drawing on a qualitative study based on semi-structured interviews with 33 international postgraduate students and 10 academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Supervision, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship
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