The doctorate is instrumental to maintaining quality and capacity at the highest levels of the knowledge workforce. The project proceeds from a growing perception that the Australian doctorate, while effective, is not optimised to best serve the interests of industry, academia or candidates. This project is advanced as a landmark re-thinking of the doctorate. Working from current policy and practice, the project will help Australian universities fashion targeted and effective futures for the research and professional doctorates. This project delivers research-driven options for building the quality of the doctorate in Australia, as well as a suite of resources to inform institutions and candidates. The project engages leaders in the field and extends prior institutional, national, scholarly, and international investigations into the doctorate as well as academic and professional work. It involves research and environmental reviews, proposals for policy and strategy, surveys and interviews, and consultation with Australian and institutional stakeholders.
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This 2015 OLT Strategic Innovation and Development project is led by The University of Melbourne in collaboration with Griffith University, James Cook University, La Trobe University, Macquarie University, Monash University, Queensland University of Technology, The University of Queensland, The University of Sydney, The University of Western Australia, and University of New South Wales,
For more information, please contact the Project Manager Gail Maddigan.