International Doctoral Education Research Network (IDERN)
Purpose: The International Doctoral Education Research Network (IDERN) is a network of scholars and practitioners actively engaged in researching doctoral education. The aims of the network are to generate a collaborative, international research agenda for doctoral education, and to connect researchers from different national settings as well as different disciplines and research perspectives.
Membership: IDERN is not a traditional academic organization or association. To be a “member” of IDERN is to be subscribed to the IDERN listserv, which is the primary means of keeping this research community connected. The IDERN listserv is managed by Dr. Mark Connolly, University of Wisconsin–Madison.
To join IDERN, send a blank email from your preferred email account to firstname.lastname@example.org If you have questions about posting to the list, please contact Mark at email@example.com.
Meetings: IDERN holds a meeting every two or three years to encourage professional exchange and networking through conversations around current trends, influences, challenges and concerns in doctoral education. Previous meetings and locations include:
2007 McGill University, Montreal, Canada
2010Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia
2013 Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
2016 University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
The 2018 IDERN meeting will be held September 17-18 at Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan.
If you conduct research into doctoral education and would like to attend this meeting, please contact:
Dr. Barbara Grant
Associate Professor, Higher Education
School of Critical Studies in Education
Faculty of Education and Social Work
The University of Auckland
Tel: +64 9 3737 599, ext 48272