Successfully reported this slideshow.
Your SlideShare is downloading. ×

Doctoral education in Commonwealth Africa (CTEF, Kuala Lumpur)

Doctoral education in Commonwealth Africa (CTEF, Kuala Lumpur)

Download to read offline

Reflections on doctoral education in Commonwealth Africa from ACU projects and programmes.

Presented at the meeting of the Commonwealth Tertiary Education Facility, 12 - 13 February 2015, Kuala Lumpur.

Reflections on doctoral education in Commonwealth Africa from ACU projects and programmes.

Presented at the meeting of the Commonwealth Tertiary Education Facility, 12 - 13 February 2015, Kuala Lumpur.

More Related Content

Related Audiobooks

Free with a 30 day trial from Scribd

See all

Doctoral education in Commonwealth Africa (CTEF, Kuala Lumpur)

  1. 1. Doctoral education in Commonwealth Africa Reflections from ACU projects and programmes
  2. 2. 0.0% 0.5% 1.0% 1.5% 2.0% 2.5% 3.0% 3.5% CHE SWE DEU FIN GBR CHN DNK AUT NZL NOR IRL AUS SVK NLD USA SVN OECD FRA BEL CZE KOR ISR PRT ITA EST CAN ESP JPN GRC ISL HUN POL BRA RUS TUR MEX CHL ZAF IDN (OECD, 2013) Estimated percentage of age cohort that will complete doctoral education (2011) The situation now?
  3. 3. 0.0% 0.5% 1.0% 1.5% 2.0% 2.5% 3.0% 3.5% CHE SWE DEU FIN GBR CHN DNK AUT NZL NOR IRL AUS SVK NLD USA SVN OECD FRA BEL CZE KOR ISR PRT ITA EST CAN ESP JPN GRC ISL HUN POL BRA RUS TUR MEX CHL ZAF IDN (OECD, 2013) Estimated percentage of age cohort that will complete doctoral education (2011) UK: 2.4% OECD: 1.6% South Africa: 0.1% The situation now?
  4. 4. 0.0% 0.5% 1.0% 1.5% 2.0% 2.5% 3.0% 3.5% CHE SWE DEU FIN GBR CHN DNK AUT NZL NOR IRL AUS SVK NLD USA SVN OECD FRA BEL CZE KOR ISR PRT ITA EST CAN ESP JPN GRC ISL HUN POL BRA RUS TUR MEX CHL ZAF IDN (OECD, 2013) Estimated percentage of age cohort that will complete doctoral education (2011) The situation now? China: 2.2%
  5. 5. Faculty with doctorates: Ghana: 28% Mozambique: 15% Uganda: 12% Tettey (2010)
  6. 6. Challenges and solutions?
  7. 7. Early career support "Greater recognition and support for researchers in their immediately post-PhD years is critical to ensure that available talent is not lost. Unless we collectively address this, the brightest African scholars are liable to sink beneath waves of administration and teaching, rarely to be encountered in research communities again" (Harle, 2011)
  8. 8. STARS Topics • Research planning • Finding funding • Managing research • Managing time • Collaboration • Publishing • Ethics • Supervising students • Communicating to non- academics
  9. 9. International or domestic? “Escalate the numbers of doctoral graduates through external intervention programmes, for which there is successful precedent in recent South African history” (ASSAf, 2010)
  10. 10. Scholarships in Africa 2400 doctorates 983 since year 2000 93% completion 44 months 77% return rate
  11. 11. Conclusions 1. International links and consolidate opportunities 2. Doctoral and early career support closely linked 3. International and domestic solutions
  12. 12. Dr Matt Mawer Programme Officer (Evaluation) The Association of Commonwealth Universities E: matt.mawer@acu.ac.uk T: +44 (0)207 380 6750

×