On July 7 – 8, representatives of seven GlobalTech member institutions gathered at Technical University of Munich TUM to discuss “Internationalization of Higher Degree Research Training”. The institutions present included Carnegie Mellon University, Georgia Tech, Imperial College, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the Nanyang Technological University, the University of New South Wales, and TUM. Participants included the Vice Provosts, Directors and Deans responsible for graduate education at the respective univerisities. Each participant presented a case study from their home institution, which was followed by lively discussions. Dr. Carlos Härtel, CEO of GE Germany and Austria, share his perspective on doctoral education from an industry point of view, and speakers of the TUM graduate council contributed insights from the perspective of PhD candidates.
The group explored ways to work jointly on initiatives to enhance doctoral training through internationalization. It plans to follow up on the forum with concrete activities that bring together the Allinace’s members in the area of doctoral education.