Doctoral education is of prime importance worldwide. In many countries, there is severe shortage of doctoral degree holders, while in others there is an oversupply in many fields. There is a global debate on the best ways of providing doctoral training. To illustrate global trends, the book analyses the current realities of doctoral education with the help of case studies based on fourteen countries and one continent.  It includes an overview of the state of the literature on doctoral education as well as an analysis of doctoral education from a historical perspective with a detailed comparative discussion. Trends and Issues in Doctoral Education: A Global Perspective also examines the challenges and ideas of current and proposed reforms in doctoral education.

The Role of Doctoral Education in Developing Research Capacities in India
The role of doctoral education in developing research capacities in india
N. V. Varghese

A doctoral degree is considered the most prestigious and most international of all academic degrees (Nerad and Evans 2014). It prepares students to be future academic leaders and trains researchers in knowledge generation. Knowledge economies recognize the value of research and knowledge production. ‘Research universities stand at the center of the twenty-first century global knowledge economy’ (Altbach 2011, 65). The high priority given to research and to the large-scale employment of graduates in knowledge economies has fuelled a worldwide expansion in higher education.

Higher education institutions contribute to knowledge production through their engagement in research and development (R&D) ...

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