One year less research for a PhD (in Denmark) than in UK and Sweden

By Jan Petter Myklebust – in University World News.

A new study comparing Danish doctoral students with those at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden has found that Danish candidates spend considerably less time on research.

The findings have sparked a national debate on how doctoral training should be structured.

Over the past decade the number of new Danish PhD students admitted each year has more than doubled, to 2,600, and increasingly the quality of the candidates is being questioned.


Povl Tiedemann
May 2015


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