Doctoral Training Programmes as Transdisciplinary Research Models for Knowledge Co-Production


  • Eliasu Mumuni University for Development Studies, Tamale-Ghana


Postgraduate research, Doctoral studies, Knowledge management, Communication, Transdisciplinary


Doctoral training programs and centers (DTP/C) serve as the nexus of research and teaching through networking, training, business, and industrial engagements. This paper used systematic reviews on selected searched phrases from Google Scholar, University of Nottingham Library, Research Gate and SCOPUS, and many other credible and indexed journal sites for relevant literature. The study revealed musingly that DTP/C is an advanced transdisciplinary platform of coproducing knowledge to address complex problems. This paper recommends that using a transparent communication process, setting up clear goals and targets with students with noncoercive consent, and strengthening the formal and institutional structures that take care of and address every actor’s need and requirement are critical.


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Author Biography

Eliasu Mumuni , University for Development Studies, Tamale-Ghana

ELIASU MUMUNI, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer and the Head of the Department of Communication, Innovation and Technology of the University for Development Studies (UDS), Ghana. Dr Mumuni is also a Fulbright Scholar with the Sustainable Development Department of Appalachian State University in the United States, researching on development communication with a focus on health communication and mobile technologies. He has authored several peer-reviewed publications and has strong research interests in communication, knowledge management, media and digital technologies, and agricultural extension.



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Mumuni , E. . (2022). Doctoral Training Programmes as Transdisciplinary Research Models for Knowledge Co-Production . Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, 11(2), 109–132. Retrieved from