If researchers are to meet society’s expectations, their training and mentoring must escape the nineteenth century
Graduation day for PhD scholars at the University of Bologna, Italy. Doctoral assessment in most countries is largely unchanged since the nineteenth century
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The traditional apprenticeship model for PhD education involves supervisors mentoring students through a substantive research project and ultimately into academia
Although about half of PhD graduates enter careers beyond academia, this apprenticeship model, with a narrow focus on thesis research has continued to dominate in many countries
Too much research is aimed at insular academic circles rather than the real world. Let’s fix this broken system
Most academic work is shared only with a particular scientific community, rather than policymakers or businesses, which makes it entirely disconnected from practice.’ Photograph: Alamy
Several national organizations in the United States
have questioned the effectiveness of doctoral education in
chemistry in preparing and training doctoral students for their
desired professional pathways outside of academia
We conducted the discriminant analysis to identify the
relative importance of the factors that best distinguish
academic and nonacademic job sectors
Despite all that’s been done to improve doctoral study, horror stories keep coming. Here three students relate PhD nightmares while two academics advise on how to ensure a successful supervision
I had never felt so helpless in my life. The university wholly and blindly supported my supervisors, ignored my concerns and suggested, again, that I was making things up
The PhD failure rate in the UK is 19.5%, with 16.2% of students leaving their PhD programme early, and 3.3% of students failing their viva. 80.5% of all students who enrol onto a PhD programme successfully complete it and are awarded a doctorate
Breakdown of all possible outcomes for PhD candidates based on analysis of 26,076 candidates at 14 universities between 2006 to 2017 (©discoverphds)
Advan-kt, EDITORIAL | 2023
Which one is important at doctoral level between the thesis pages and the contents?
You can compare it for your understanding ?