15 décembre 2013

Brazil’s doctoral production lessons for Africa

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Karen MacGregor. The remarkable achievements of Brazil in PhD training – from 800 to 12,000 doctorates a year in three decades – could provide a model for African countries trying to expand doctoral production. Crucial factors in Brazil were support from the academic community, evaluation “with consequences”, funding and political commitment. This is according to Professor Renato Janine Ribeiro, a professor of ethnics and political philosophy at the University of São Paulo and former evaluation director at CAPES – the Federal Agency for the Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education. Read more...
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