Graduate education

Professional Development for Postdocs

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New federal law and agency guidelines aim to prod scientists and universities to ensure that fellows get career training.

A Ranking That Would Matter

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Political science journal publishes plan that would let would-be graduate students evaluate programs on something more important than reputation: whether they can land a good academic job.

Catching Up in International Grad Students

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American universities report increases in applications and admission offers, but numbers still haven't reached 2003 levels.

Principles for International Collaboration in Graduate Education

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Educators from U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and China issue set of ideas to govern discussions on working together.

Looking Back on 60 Years in Academe

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Retired philosopher and Pittsburgh provost Rudolph Weingartner's book examines liberal education, the life of the student and the nature of teaching.

The Graduate Education Mismatch

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Political science study points out that some of what's missing in graduate education would make the new Ph.D.'s more desirable as job candidates -- especially outside research institutions.

Mississippi State in the Silicon Valley

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Starkville is a long way from San Jose, but ambitions of two universities are being combined. Many praise creativity of the approach, but some fear impact on California's master plan.

Mixed Picture on International Enrollment

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Survey finds increases in total numbers of international students at U.S. graduate schools, but rate of growth among new students is slowing.

More Doctors of Philosophy (and Science)

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Number of Ph.D.'s awarded by American universities spikes in 2006 -- with increases largely in scientific fields and among non-U.S. citizens.

In Graduate Schools, Boost for Minorities

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New Council of Graduate Schools report on enrollment trends finds increases for members of minority groups, women and international students.

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