23 November 2015

Brain drain or brain circulation? How to measure the value proposition of faculty work abroad

A recent report in University World News (Non-mobile post-docs take greater share of tenure, 20 November 2015) reveals that non internationally-mobile postdoctoral applicants are more likely to gain tenure in Norwegian universities.

In other words, for a Norwegian PhD, an international postdoctoral experience is not a golden ticket to employment in the Norwegian academy.

18 November 2015

Has internationalisation shaped academic work in Australia?

I was delighted to present a paper on this topic at the recent Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) conference in Denver, Colorado.

Not only did I have the chance to see some snow on the ground (a rare occurrence indeed for a Melbournian!), but attendance at this conference also allowed me to test some of the emergent findings from my research on a principally US audience.

The feedback was positive, so I'm looking forward to turning these early research findings into a journal article in the coming weeks. In the meantime, the conference paper is available at https://unimelb.academia.edu/DouglasProctor.

Happy reading!