New Paper Published by EUROPROC Team Member Victoria Meniailo in the Web of Science Journal “Advanced Education”
Victoria Meniailo’s new paper entitled «Сurrent status analysis of research and innovation training of PhD in higher educational institutions» was published in the international scientific journal “Advanced Education”. The paper examines the challenges of curricular reforms aimed at updating Postgraduate study programmes of Ukrainian higher educational institutions in terms of specific innovative content and methodologies. By applying statistical methods to the data acquired from questioning first-year and second-year PhD students, the concept of PhD students’ training (comprising formal, content-based and methodological aspects) has been reconstructed from the point of view of its key beneficiaries.
The research results show that more than half of PhD students have taken part in research projects contests for students and young researchers; one third of PhD students have established contacts with colleagues from abroad. 22,9% of PhD students have participated in academic mobility programs, and only 16,9% have actually taken part in research, educational and social projects implementation.
As a result of the quantitative analysis, the author presents the rating of the most important modules, which should be included in the curriculum of Postgraduate studies (Foreign Language for Specific Purposes, Methodology of Scientific Research, Methods of Mathematical Statistics, Academic Writing and Academic Integrity, Critical Thinking Basics, Innovation basics, Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, Project Activity Basics).
The paper also outlines the most effective, in students’ opinion, forms and methods of innovative research training in the process of Postgraduate Studies, including preparation of scientific publications to be submitted to international journals; workshop conducting, organisation of thematic meetings with successful scientists and entrepreneurs; on-the-job training in leading research centres; participation in interdisciplinary discussion workshops; participation in youth contests of innovative ideas and projects; participation in scientific research conferences and workshops; realisation of scientific research and social projects.