Fellowships should recognise that women may have different responsibilities when it comes to domestic chores and care of the family. This influences their academic opportunities and career choices.
There is no pleasure without pain in the doctoral journey, but with the right frame of mind and supportive supervisors, the joys certainly outweigh the suffering.
If South Africa focuses on getting more PhDs, universities will also increase other graduates in the pipeline.
PhD students can't wait for universities and governments to reconcile the demands for a more educated workforce and a scarcity of academic jobs -- they should plan their own careers.
Lack of access to resources is a big problem for postdoctoral researchers.
For most people, the idea of academia and heavy metal coming together under a single roof represents a paradox. It's a misplaced assumption built on ingrained ideas about these two cultural forms.
Mindfulness exercises can help PhD students manage the stress of completing their thesis.
Completion rates for PhD courses are very low. Here are some things students, supervisors and universities can do to help support these students through to completion.
There's strong evidence that, all things being equal, leading South African universities provide “world class” training at PhD level.
Australia produces nearly 10,000 PhD graduates each year. What happens to them next?
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.
Many young academics and those who might be considering an academic career will be horrified by what's unfolding at South Africa's institution. Will bright minds be lost?
Australia produces thousands of PhD graduates every year but many will find it hard to secure a university career. So we should do more to help them consider a career outside of academia.
Many people are left floundering when they try to get working on their PhDs. In Africa, this is often because the skills they need haven't been developed earlier in their academic careers.
Reforming Australia’s research training system and providing more funding support could help increase PhD completion rates for Indigenous students.
Supervisors can significantly influence whether a PhD succeeds or fails. But their relationship style with PhD students can vary widely.
The limits of fertility and an elongated academic career path are currently at odds. If the choice to bear children contributes to the 'leaky pipeline' of women in STEM, what can be done?
Research writing events have become a popular way for academics to develop their writing skills and socialise with others.
A PhD and startup have more in common than you might think, and they complement each other in many ways. Nicky Ringland shares her experience of how one influenced the other.
Students at American universities are spending more and more years on completing their PhDs, only to find there are fewer and fewer tenure-track jobs.