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European Doctoral Careers: global, trans-sectoral, interdisciplinary. Chris Park Graduate School Director, Lancaster University Senior Associate, HE Academy. Dimensions of mobility. Geographic Sectoral Disciplinary. Fundamental questions. Who owns the doctorate? Universities

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European doctoral careers global trans sectoral interdisciplinary

European Doctoral Careers:global, trans-sectoral, interdisciplinary

Chris Park

Graduate School Director, Lancaster University

Senior Associate, HE Academy


Dimensions of mobility

Dimensions of mobility

  • Geographic

  • Sectoral

  • Disciplinary

UKCGE 'What is a doctorate?'


Fundamental questions

Fundamental questions

  • Who owns the doctorate?

    • Universities

      • Custodians of academic standards

      • Institutional autonomy

    • National responsibility

      • QAA – criteria, standards

      • ???

    • International interest

      • Bologna

      • International recruitment & employment

UKCGE 'What is a doctorate?'


European doctoral careers global trans sectoral interdisciplinary

  • Who cares about the doctorate?

    • Multiple stakeholders, multiple perspectives

      • Students

      • Supervisors

      • Academic departments

      • Institutions

      • Disciplines

      • Funding bodies

      • Employers

      • The nation

UKCGE 'What is a doctorate?'


Drivers

Drivers

  • Sustaining the supply chain of researchers

    • Recruitment

    • Funding

    • Efficiency, cost-effectiveness

    • Status of researchers

    • Growth of interdisciplinary & applied research

UKCGE 'What is a doctorate?'


European doctoral careers global trans sectoral interdisciplinary

  • Preparation for employment

    • Doctorate as labour market qualification

    • Expectations of doctoral candidates

    • Expectations and requirements of employers

    • Transition and mobility

UKCGE 'What is a doctorate?'


European doctoral careers global trans sectoral interdisciplinary

  • Internationalisation

    • Global competition for doctoral students

    • Harmonisation with Europe

      • Bologna, 3 cycles

      • Entry requirements to doctorate

      • Length of doctoral study

UKCGE 'What is a doctorate?'


Responses

Responses

  • Increased formalisation

    • Research Degree Awarding Powers

    • Institutional regulations & frameworks

    • National framework & expectations

      • QAA Code of Practice, FHEQ

      • RC Joint Skills Statement

    • Research Degree Programmes

    • Graduate Schools

    • Supervision

UKCGE 'What is a doctorate?'


European doctoral careers global trans sectoral interdisciplinary

  • Increased emphasis on skills development and training

    • Doctorate as research training

    • Development of research training programmes

    • Integration of training & skills development into overall student experience

    • Assessment of doctoral students

UKCGE 'What is a doctorate?'


European doctoral careers global trans sectoral interdisciplinary

  • Diversification of doctoral awards

    • Traditional PhD

    • PhD by publication

    • New Route PhD

    • Professional Doctorate

    • Practice-based Doctorate

    • etc

UKCGE 'What is a doctorate?'


Conclusion

Conclusion

  • “rapid and transformative changes are under way in all aspects of our society: in business and industry, in government and politics, in our society as a whole, and certainly within education. These circumstances require is to address the question, ‘How can the PhD meet the needs of the society of the 21st century?’ …”

    Nyquist (2002) USA

UKCGE 'What is a doctorate?'


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