Sample advices:

  • didactic composition of PhD training programs
  • effective organization and administration of graduate and research schools
  • alignment of educational opportunities at local graduate schools with those at national graduate schools or research schools
  • preparation of PhD projects, for example via Research MA programs
  • setting up databases to record progress of PhD candidates and to evaluate their progress and ‘drop out’ patterns
  • development of instructional and educational expertise (e.g. for new PhD advisors)
  • preparation of accreditation procedures
  • preparation and implementation of International Trainee Exchange Programs for PhD candidates
  • Quick Scan studies for university officials (for example to rapidly identify trends in PhD programs at their own university)
  • devisement and implementation of procedures and gathering of materials to evaluate the quality of PhD guidance.