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The International Bibliographic Database on Higher Education (HEDBIB)

The International Bibliographic Database on Higher Education (HEDBIB) provides members with access to bibliographic information on past and current articles, reports, papers, research findings and details of books concerning higher education published from all around the globe.  It is a useful tool for an international literature search. Where freely available, links to electronic documents are provided to access full text documents. IAU Members benefit from additional services, including accessibility of abstracts and the option to e-mail search results, as well as full access to the IAU journal Higher Education Policy.

To perform your own search (available to IAU members and non-members) please go directly to the HEDBIB site. Suggested keywords: Doctoral Programmes, Doctorats, Doctoral Education, Doctoral Degrees, Quality Assurance, Internationalisation, Research, Supervisors, Educational Outcomes.

The IDEA-PhD team invites you to explore the most recent extraction, which provides a bibliography focusing on doctoral education.

IAU HEDBIB Extraction for IDEA-PhD June 2020.

YearLanguageSearch 'Developing and Managing a PhD' 

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Online software that helps students evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their research project in any phase of their PhD. The software asks 21 questions about the research project based on Philosophy of Science, helps to answer them, and allows the self-evaluation of each answer. The result is a research design of about 3 pages which includes an overall score, a visual map, and the 21 answers. The research design can be submitted for an international award of 1000 Euros granted by Santander Universities, until the 31st of May each year. IAU Member HEIs in Africa are eligible for a one-month free trial of the software.

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Institutional Source: Catholic University of Portugal

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