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.

Reassessing the Progress of Doctoral Education in Chile
Reassessing the progress of doctoral education in chile
Ana Luisa Muñoz-García Andrés Bernasconi

There is a general consensus that doctoral education is relevant for training new generations of scientists and scholars and for scientific development and innovation, which are connected to the idea of the economic competitiveness of a nation (Devos and Somerville 2012). The knowledge society—the advancement of research and technology, participating in the global economy and interconnection among nations—requires people with advanced leadership capacities (David and Foray 2002; Popescu, Sabie, and Comanescu 2016). Doctoral graduates are expected to generate new knowledge from positions in academia, government and the business and third sectors, which in turn is supposed to contribute ...

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