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The quality and relevance of the Danish PhD programme: compilation of main results

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Main findings of an analysis of the Danish PhD programme 2003-2010 by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.
: Apr 06, 2017
: 978-87-92572-68-4
: Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science
: 2017
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From 2003 to 2010 the intake of students to the Danish PhD programme increased from 1,200 to approximately 2,600 students annually. This increase was partly due to the Globalisation Agreement of 2006 backed by a broad majority in the Danish Parliament aiming to strengthen growth and innovation capacity in Denmark.

Today, 10 years after the political agreement was adopted, some of the effects of the increased intake are materialising, as the first large PhD cohorts have graduated and entered the labour market.

In a series of different reports published in March 2017, the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science examines these effects. Almost 9,000 PhD students, supervisors and international researchers have contributed to the analysis of quality and relevance of the Danish PhD programme.

In this publication, main findings of these reports are compiled and translated into English for an international audience to read. 

last modified Apr 06, 2017