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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' 


A win-win deal? China and Africa pave the way for closer higher education collaboration.


Article detailing further South-South collaboration between China and 17 African higher education institutions.

2006  English 

Institutional Source: The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education

Advancing Countries, bridging continents? The creation of UNILAB, the Portuguese-speaking Afro-Brazilian University of Integration.


Article discussing the goals and potential for the integration of Lusophone countries through the Universidade Federal da Integração Luso-Afro-Brasileira (UNILAB).

2009  English  pdf

Best of both worlds? Indian government launches the Pan-African E-network in Ethiopia in the name of philanthrophy and profit.


Article describing the Pan-African E-Network Project which aims to extend ICT infrastructure for the socio-economic development of the continent. Also questions how this project fits into the broader aim of the Indian government to become more involved in African higher education.

2006  English  pdf

Institutional Source: The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education

Boosting research and development capacity? Towards the protection of intellectual property rights in developing countries.


Article about a project organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization and funded by the Geneva International Academic Network (GIAN) that has been implemented in six Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) countries to improve the ownership and protection of research findings.

2007  English 

Institutional Source: The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education

Capacity Building in Developing Countries: Universities on the Move in Africa.


Article about Cornell University's partnership in post-graduate degree programs in Africa and the broader motivations of such institutions in seeking partnerships in Africa.

2007  English  pdf

Institutional Source: The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education

In Europe's footsteps? Towards regional coordination of higher education in Africa and South-East Asia.


Article describing the East African Community's adaptation of a regionalization policy mirroring the European Bologna Process.

2009  English  pdf

Institutional Source: The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education

Investing money to spur intellectual capital? The role of public-private partnerships in African higher education.


Article detailing a project between the African Association of Universities (AAU) and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) to strengthen university-industry relations in African regions.

2010  English  pdf

Institutional Source: The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education

Phase II of the Institutional Development and Management Training Project


Outlines the key challenges of doctoral education in Africa by sector and highlights potential cooperation tools that could be implemented to overcome these challenges.

 2011  26  English, French  pdf

Institutional Source: African Development Group

Postgraduate Programmes Information Booklet. University of Nairobi.


Details the admission procedure, duration, and offering of programs for Masters and Doctorate degrees at the University of Nairobi, Kenya.

2008  28  English  pdf

Institutional Source: University of Nairobi, Kenya

Strengthening the Design and Management of PhD Programmes in African Universities

While this study looked into the details of how three target regional PhD Programmes under the RUFORUM Network arrangements are run and sought to identify areas for improvement, this section only highlights major areas. It provides key findings and recommendations from this review. The target case study programmes were the PhD in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology at Makerere University (Uganda) and the two PhD programmes in Malawi at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR): the PhD in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science2
and the PhD in Agricultural Resource Economics.

2016   51  English  pdf

Institutional Source: RUFORUM


Support for building the next generation of academics in South Africa

This policy brief flows out of lessons gleaned in a review of the initiatives in equity and transformation in three South African universities funded over a six year period by Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY).1 It also draws on findings of a review conducted for the Ford Foundation in 20112 as well as engagements with representatives of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies. As this work has focused on initiatives that enhance research capacity development and postgraduate training in the humanities and social sciences, the findings may be particularly pertinent to these areas. Many of the lessons drawn from these reviews, however, are relevant to other fields. The importance of transforming the broader institutional culture – with particular emphasis on research transformation – has also been highlighted.

2014  24  English  pdf

Institutional Source: CHEC - Cape Higher Education Consortium

The Nairobi Report: Frameworks for Arica-UK Research Collaboration in the Social Sciences and Humanities (Jonathan Harle).


Contibutes to the debate about the need to develop the humanities and social sciences in the context of research in Africa and offers concerte solutions to overcoming the challenges facing African scholars in these fields.

2009  49  English  pdf

Institutional Source: The British Academy, The Association of Commonwealth Universities

The PhD and the degree structure of South African higher education: A brief and rough guide. (André du Toit).


Discourse presented at the CHET seminar 'Knowledge Production in South African Higher Education' on February 23, 2012.

2012  English  pdf

Institutional Source: Centre for Higher Education Transformation

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