The CODOC project examines doctoral education through the lens of more balanced development in global knowledge and the respective role that Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa have to play.
Its premise involves the following factors:
- Changes in the global interconnectivity of universities due to internationalisation
- Increasing drive around the world to develop knowledge societies based on high-skilled human resources
- Growth in information and communication technology and its effects on competition and collaboration in a global market
The project studies trends in doctoral education in different regions of the world and aims to provide occasions for enhancing collaborative doctoral education between European universities and their partners in Southern Africa, Asia and Latin America.
- A survey of doctoral education trends in Africa, Asia and Latin America, to gain a better overview of doctoral education in these regions and to compare these trends with those in Europe
- Three workshops (South Africa, Asia, Latin America- venues tbc) for the exchange of experience and good practice on reform of doctoral education at institutional level and networking between higher education and research stakeholders from different regions (September 2011 – May 2012)
- A final conference to disseminate the results and recommendations to a wide policy and institutional audience from around the world (Stockholm, Sweden, September 2012)