There are currently far too few vacant academic jobs in Australia each year to employ all our PhD students. It's time to rethink the training of doctoral students.
Completing a PhD is a process that takes years. There are several ways to make this a happy, productive time rather than a period of endless misery.
Doctoral studies are valued as an engine for development in Africa. If doctoral graduates are to meet this challenge, the very structure of the doctoral programme must change.
Suicidal thoughts among college students are more common than we think. Graduate students, especially those in the humanities, are at a greater risk.