Aguado, Pedro and Ayuga Téllez, Esperanza and Ayuga Téllez, Francisco and Fuentes Pardo, José María and García García, Ana Isabel and González García, Concepción and Grande Ortiz, M. Angeles and Hernández, Julio and Martín Fernández, Ángel Julián and Martín Fernández, Susana and Martinez Blanco, Ana and Montero, Maria Jesus and Ramírez Gómez, Álvaro and Rojas Sola, José Ignacio and Rubio de Juan, Asuncion and Sánchez de Medina Garrido, Álvaro and Tevar Sanz, Gonzalo
Analysis of the information about Doctoral Degrees presented in the Spanish universities websites..
In: "15th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics.", 19/07/2011 - 22/07/2011, Orlando, Folorida, EEUU.
Globalization has intensified competition, as evidenced by the growing number of international classification systems (rankings) and the attention paid to them. Doctoral education has an international character in itself. It should promote opportunities for graduate students lo participate in these international studies. The quality and competitiveness are two of the most important issues for universities. To promote the interest of graduates to continue their education after the graduate level, it would be necessary to improve the published information of ihe doctoral programs. It should increase the visibility and provide high-quality, easily accessible and comparable information which includes all the relevant aspects of these programs. The authors analysed the website contents of doctoral programs, it was observed a lack of quality of them and very poor information about the contents, so that it was decided that any of them could constitute a model for creating new websites. The recommendations on the format and contents in the web were made by a discussion group. They recommended an attractive design; a page with easy access to contents and easy to find on Ihe net and with the information in more than one language. It should include complete program and academic staff information. It should also be included the study's results which should be easily accessible and includes quantitative data, such as number of students who completed scholars, publications, research projects, average duration of the studies, etc. It will facilitate the choice of program