Graduate Education Developments in an International Context

  • Maresi NeradEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_259-1

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What is called graduate education in North America and much of Asia, or postgraduate education in the United Kingdom and most Commonwealth countries, involves a program of study and research into a field’s or discipline’s specialized knowledge; the program’s usual prerequisite is a first academic degree or its equivalent (a bachelor’s degree, also called baccalaureate), and its culmination is the attainment of an academic or professional master’s or doctoral degree. In recent decades, the “intensified movement of goods, money, technology, information, people, ideas, and cultural practice across political and cultural boundaries” (Holton 2005) – that is, globalization – has exerted steady influence on graduate education. In turn, an increasingly internationalized graduate education has...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Education, Higher Education, Center for Innovation and Research in Graduate Education (CIRGE)University of WashingtonSeattleUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Hans De Wit
    • 1
  • Laura Rumbley
    • 2
  • Fiona Hunter
    • 3
  • Lisa Unangst
    • 4
  • Edward Choi
    • 5
  1. 1.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeBostonUSA
  2. 2.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeChestnut HillUSA
  3. 3.Centre for Higher Education InternationalisationUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreMilanoItaly
  4. 4.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeChestnut HillU.S.A.
  5. 5.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeChestnut HillU.S.A.