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    Global Summit 2016

    What Is a Doctorate?


    November 15-17, 2016
    São Paulo, Brazil


    Over the last decade, a number of global trends affecting the definition and delivery of doctoral education have materialized. Seeking to standardize and clarify various degree types, several countries, regions, and organizations have advanced degree outcomes frameworks that more clearly articulate the desired outcomes of doctoral degrees. Meanwhile, significant growth in the number and types of professional doctorates has led to new questions about the difference between PhDs and professional doctorates. Finally and perhaps most importantly, disciplinary societies, funding agencies, graduate institutions, and students themselves have begun to put serious effort into understanding and diversifying the careers of PhD alumni. 


    The Council of Graduate Schools and the University of São Paulo invited representatives from 11 countries to explore these ideas and others at the Tenth Annual Strategic Leaders Global Summit on Graduate Education in São Paulo, Brazil.


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    CGS contributions to the Summit are supported by a generous gift from the Educational Testing Service (ETS).


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