A Guide for Students in the Multicultural University
12. Research students in the global classroom* GLOBALIZATION OF RESEARCH EDUCATION More and more students are undertaking a research degree abroad. In recent years in the USA more than 60 per cent of doctoral recipients in science, engineering and economics were born outside the USA (Bound et al. 2009). In addition to PhD programmes, professional doctorates, taught doctorates and European doctorates offer research students many possibilities for international cooperation. The language of postgraduate research is increasingly English, opening many doors for students to work across the globe (Powell and Green 2008).With the integration of research systems within the European Union, there are unprecedented opportunities for researcher mobility within the knowledge triangle of education, research and innovation (European Commission 2009). Likewise in Australia there are many scholarships available for international research students. The following list gives an example of the variety of research being undertaken globally. ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Chinese nursing professor in London investigating best practice for the terminally ill. Iranian physicist in Brisbane researching air pollution at airports. French engineer in Melbourne modelling attention and road accidents. South American physician in Hong Kong studying the spread of infection in hospitals. New Zealand executive at INSEAD in Paris determining strategies for introducing new technology. German student in South Africa investigating microentrepreneurship. British student studying European Doctoral Programme in Entrepreneurship and Small Business at the University of Barcelona. As an international research student you will need to define your topic, establish relationships with your supervisor and colleagues, and conduct, 149 DALGLISH PAGINATION.indd 149...
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