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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?'


  • 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?'


  • 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?'


  • 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?'


UKCGE 'What is a doctorate?'


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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