Enhancing the skills of PhD supervisors facing internationalization: The issue of independence

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Abstract

This research started out due to some institutional changes at a department at
Aalborg University as regards supervision of PhD students. For various reasons the department suddenly got a large intake of PhD students in 2008, many of which came with an international background. After a period of time staff members of the department began to look very frustrated. Not only did they feel burdened with the large intake, they also struggled with the task of facilitating the transition of international students to become independent scholars. The situation led to the creation of a more general interview study within the faculty, and an inquiry into the field of cross-cultural supervision with the purpose of enhancing the skills of PhD supervisors. As is often the case with cross-cultural exchange and inquiry, the study ended up by being just as informative on the supervision cultures and settings of the faculty as on the cultures and needs of international students.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Annual Conferences
Number of pages8
PublisherSEFI: European Association for Engineering Education
Publication date2013
Article number102
ISBN (Print)978-2-87352-004-5
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventThe 41th Conference of the International-Group for the European Society for Engineering Education - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 16 Sep 201320 Sep 2013
Conference number: 41

Conference

ConferenceThe 41th Conference of the International-Group for the European Society for Engineering Education
Number41
CountryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period16/09/201320/09/2013

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Bøgelund, P. (2013). Enhancing the skills of PhD supervisors facing internationalization: The issue of independence . In Proceedings of Annual Conferences [102] SEFI: European Association for Engineering Education.
Bøgelund, Pia. / Enhancing the skills of PhD supervisors facing internationalization : The issue of independence . Proceedings of Annual Conferences. SEFI: European Association for Engineering Education, 2013.
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Bøgelund, P 2013, Enhancing the skills of PhD supervisors facing internationalization: The issue of independence . in Proceedings of Annual Conferences., 102, SEFI: European Association for Engineering Education, The 41th Conference of the International-Group for the European Society for Engineering Education, Leuven, Belgium, 16/09/2013.

Enhancing the skills of PhD supervisors facing internationalization : The issue of independence . / Bøgelund, Pia.

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