PRIDE Webinar: How Do Doctoral Examinations Vary Across the Globe?

In this first PRIDE Webinar of 2023 we dedicate an hour on the topic of  “How Do Doctoral Examinations Vary Across the Globe?”

In order to gain their doctorates, candidates have of course to pass examinations. While there have been a few studies of doctoral examinations in individual countries, there has been no systematic cross-national study of the ways in which these vary across the globe.

This webinar reports the results of a cross-national study of doctoral examinations in 20 countries drawn from all of the major regions of the world and covering nearly three-quarters of the world’s doctoral graduates. It will summarise the main findings of the study in relation to key areas including  arrangements for submission, the nomination of examiners, the criteria for appointment as examiners, the extent of externality in the examination process, the use of pre-examination procedures, the form of the viva, and the outcomes of examination.

The facilitator will be PRIDE Honorary member Professor Stan Taylor of the University of Durham in the UK, who is co-editor (with Vijay Kumar and Sharon Sharmini) of the recently published book ‘Doctoral Examination: Exploring Practice Across the Globe ‘(London, Routledge, 2023).

Feb 1st, 13.00-14.00 CET on ZOOM
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Feb 01 2023


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Online Event


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