Preparing Doctoral Candidates for a Successful Career in Academia or Industry: The Bit Bang Courses

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Abstract

Doctoral students are traditionally encouraged to focus their studies on a relatively narrow research topic. In this paper we present a novel postgraduate course for doctoral students that prepare them for working life after graduation, be it in academia or industry, by giving them a wider perspective. The full academic year course is built around multidisciplinary and multinational teamwork assignments, top class guest lectures from industry leaders, and an intensive study tour to a globally recognized region of research, innovation and business. The course adapts Nokia's top management training program to the academic environment. In this paper we describe the course structure and analyze key learnings from nine years of running the course.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MODERN EDUCATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (MEIT 2017)
PublisherDEStech Publications Inc.
Pages8-11
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Modern Education and Information Technology - Chongping, China
Duration: 24 Jun 201725 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameDEStech Transactions on Social Science Education and Human Science
PublisherDESTECH PUBLICATIONS, INC
ISSN (Print)2475-0042

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Modern Education and Information Technology
Abbreviated titleMEIT
CountryChina
CityChongping
Period24/06/201725/06/2017

Keywords

  • Doctoral Studies
  • Teamwork
  • Multidisciplinary Collaboration
  • Business & Technology Foresight
  • Innovation

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