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Seminar: Re-conceptualizing Doctoral Training in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Conceptual Framework
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Re-conceptualizing Doctoral Training in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Conceptual Framework


Professor Teboho Moja
Program Director, Higher Education Program
New York University

May 29, 2017 (Monday)
12:45 – 14:00
Room 205, Runme Shaw Building, HKU
(Chair: Professor Gerard A. Postiglione)

Abstract:
In the Global North and in parts of the Global South, there is a move to increase the number of students graduating with doctoral degrees. However, not all countries in the Global South have been able to rapidly expand the number of their doctoral graduates. For example, in a study of eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, the total number of doctoral students enrolled in their flagship universities was just 2614, with the highest number being enrolled in South Africa (Cloete, Mouton & Sheppard, 2015, p.4). To address this low production of doctoral students Africa is now focusing on strategies for the production of more doctorates. The problem is that the current models are neither efficient for the production of masses of doctoral graduates nor supportive to those pursuing the degrees. This presentation provides a supervision framework for the production of doctoral graduates that is being experimented with in one of the South African Universities.

Date/Time29/05/2017 12:45-14:00
VenueRoom 205, Runme Shaw Building, HKU
LanguageEnglish

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Registration is open from 08/05/2017 15:00(HKT) to 29/05/2017 12:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis.

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