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Innovative Approaches to Doctoral Education in Africa - IDEA

The Portal on Innovative Approaches to Doctoral Education in Africa (IDEA-PhD) provides information and documentation on doctoral education, specifically in Africa.

Cooperation on Doctoral Education - CODOC

The CODOC project examines doctoral education through the lens of more balanced development in global knowledge and the respective role that Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa have to play.
The CODOC Final Report was published in September 2012 and is available for download.

Foundations for the Future: Supporting the early careers of African researchers – December 2011

This report was written by Jonathan Harle at The Association of Commonwealth Universities. The British Academy commissioned this report from the ACU and provided funding towards Mr Harle’s time. Views expressed in this report are those of the author and are not necessarily endorsed by the British Academy or the ACU but are commended as contributing to public debate.

Changing Nature of Doctoral Studies in sub-Saharan Africa –August 2011

The International Association of Universities (IAU) is pleased to report on activities carried out as an IAU pilot project on the Changing Nature of Doctoral Studies in sub-Saharan Africa (2009-2010). This document is based on data collected in 2010 at the institutional level, by Dr. Hilligje van’t Land, the IAU Director of Membership and Programme Development and by Ddembe Williams, Consultant. A comprehensive questionnaire was sent to the institutions for completion by the institutional teams created for this project and was supplemented by site visits. The data were validated during the study and research seminar which took place at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, in November 2010.

International Practices in Graduate Programmes in Governance and Public Policy – November 2010

A PASGR scoping study undertaken to inform ideas on designing an African Collaborative Masters Programme in Research for Public Policy; the study looks at practices in the design and delivery of graduate programmes focused on governance and public policy at seven leading institutions in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia that offer MA, PhD and Executive programmes.

Papers on RESSESA – 10th The Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa congress –March 2010

1. A Scoping Study of Research Schools in Africa-The Case of Zimbabwe
2. A Survey of Human Development and Higher Education Policies and Programmes within Eastern and Southern Africa- EAC, SADC, and COMESA
3. A Study of PhD Training Programmes in Kenyan Universities: The Case of Moi University
5. Research Schools in Africa-The Case of Tanzania
6. Four European Research School Traditions: Are they relevant for Africa?
7. Ph.D. Training Programmes in Ethiopia: Challenges and Prospects
8. A Scoping Study of Research Schools in Africa-The Case of Sudan
9. A Scoping Study of PhD Training Programmes in Namibia
10. PhD Training in Mauritius

Scaling the EU visa barrier - 2007

Laboratories depend on an international workforce, yet crossing national boundaries remains a trial of endurance for many academics both in the United States and Europe.

Eurodoc documentation

Eurodoc have been produced several documents about European Research policy. Some of the topics debated have been involved Admission of foreign researchers in Europe.
• Recommendations for Admitting Non-EU researchers (October 2010)

World Bank

World Bank has prodced several documents on education, including tertiary education in the context of the knowledge society.
o World Bank, "Construire les sociétes du savoir. Nouveaux défis pour l'enseignement supérieur", Les Presses de l'Université de Laval, 2003 :