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Projects and Initiatives

In order to better take stock of current work being done in the realm of doctoral education, ‘Projects and Initiatives’ presents information about projects being carried out by organizations related to postgraduate training and management. Projects listed here share a common focus, all or in part, on African higher education.

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NAIRTL National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL) 

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Originally conceived of and organised as a National Academy, NAIRTL, the Network for Advancing the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, was re-launched in June 2015 as a national and international network. NAIRTL is a SIF funded collaborative project between University College Cork (lead partner), Cork Institute of Technology, National University of Ireland Galway, Trinity College Dublin and Waterford Institute of Technology. The National Academy works with Irish higher education institutions to develop and implement policy and practices aimed at enhancing the student learning experience at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The Academy supports institutions through investigation and dissemination of national and international examples and models of good practice.


Tasks: Network, Information, Training

Target: Supervisors, Academic Staff

Country: International


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Supervisor Support and Development 

In 2008, NAIRTL started the Supervisor Support and Development working group to develop strategies for staff involved in supervision and develop various training materials for such staff.The outcomes of this working group are meant to be of use to any institution interested in developing their own supports for research supervisors. The working groups webpage also provides a link to a Supervisor forum which could shed light on challenges and opportunities in post-graduate supervision.


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