International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy
  

Volume 8 Num. 1 - March 2008

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Criteria and standards to obtain the Doctorate Quality Mention: evolution through announcements

Volume 8 Num. 1 - March 2008 - Pages 127-136

Authors:

Gualberto Buela-Casal and ?ngel Castro

Abstract:

Currently, quality and its assessment is one of the most important aspects
of work and interest at European universities. In Spain, the General Direction of Universities
created in 2003 the Doctorate Quality Mention as an acknowledgement to those doctorate
programs which fulfilled a number of quality criteria and requirements. These criteria have
changed through announcements as a product of the need to adapt themselves to demands
that were required to enter in the European Higher Education Area. The aim of this work
is to analyze the development of these criteria and standards through the five announcements
published by the Spanish General Direction of Universities and to value if these changes
can have negative consequences on the preparation of a doctorate program to obtain or
renew the Doctorate Quality Mention.

Key words:

quality mention, announcements, General Direction of Universities, criteria,

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