17 novembre 2013

Quality, ranking and the changing face of PhD training

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Peta Lee. African universities need to rethink how they understand success factors, according to Professor Cheryl de la Ray, vice-chancellor and principal of the University of Pretoria and former chief executive of South Africa’s Council on Higher Education. Perceptions of quality affect university reputations, “but what we regard as quality is not exact”. 
Talking about PhD production across Africa, and how to increase it, De la Rey said data showed that there was a direct and positive correlation between the success of universities and the quality of doctoral qualifications. Yet, she said, there were definite perceptions about which PhDs were better than others. More...
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