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The model of PhD study at South African universities needs to change

My argument is that the doctorate hasn’t changed nearly enough because universities are essentially conservative spaces.

Humanities reach new milestones

Humanities and social sciences play a major role in defining the character, excellence and values of a robust post-apartheid higher education system

NIHSS reaches new milestones

The institute’s story is inspirational – it is founded on the principles of transformative excellence

The academy is riddled with contradictions

Academic spaces are unwelcoming to students of colour. We need to be honest in recognising this

What is the real value of a doctoral degree?

The qualification must evolve beyond the niche to better the society in which academics live

Deadly twist to university dispute

A former colleague has been charged with the murder of an arts dean after threatening him

Foreign doctorates are attractive ― but don’t write off homegrown PhDs

There's strong evidence that, all things being equal, leading South African universities provide “world class” training at PhD level

PhDs hold key to SA’s development

The growth of the economy is inextricably linked to scientific advancement, which is why more postgraduate students are needed.

New voices in science in 2012

Stellenbosch University PhD students rose to the challenge of presenting their research findings in entertaining ways for a general audience.

Revisiting the purpose of a master’s

The term non-research master's carries a sniff of deficiency, much like the apartheid notices about non-whites did.

Zuma, my PhD and me

The thrust of a thesis on the ANC and the media seemed not lost on the president, who was by chance at the graduation ceremony.

Poor funding for PhD students

The UK may be missing out on talented EU research students because of a refusal to pay living costs.

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