PaTHES webinar: Revitalising doctoral education – beyond global trauma

Date: November 26, 2020, 13.30 - 15.30

Venue: Online. A Zoom-link will be shared after the registration deadline

Registration deadline: November 18, 2020

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In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, doctoral education and the PhD have felt the repercussions of national and global instability – both politically, socially, and institutionally. With the economic recession and changes in job-markets around the world, academic employability is drying up, which makes future employability prospects for PhD holders even more unpredictable. Currently, PhD students experience having their data collection disrupted, becoming isolated and lonely when removed from their research environments and research teams, and doctoral supervision and peer support have to find new forms of expression and new communication formats digitally. However, we also witness new possibilities for re-imagining and re-defining doctoral study and the societal and cultural importance of research and the PhD. Further, we detect a renewed institutional focus on inter-connectivity and sustainable academic communities for newer researchers.

Keynote speakers
PaTHES is proud to present four internationally acclaimed keynote speakers, who will all give their view on current challenges and possibilities in researcher education and the PhD today.

  • Ronald Barnett, Emeritus Professor, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Catherine Manathunga, Professor, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
  • Karri A. Holley, Professor, University of Alabama, United States
  • Liezel Frick, Associate Professor, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

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