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PhD grads complain there are too few academic jobs

02 April 2019   (0 Comments)
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The vast majority of PhDs want to stay in academia, but the reality is only a small number of those eventually secure a permanent academic role.

Karin Bodewits, author and biologist, says: "At the moment it seems we’re training people because it’s cheap labour. If that’s the incentive, then for purely research-based PhDs we’re training too many for the current labour market."

Yet the universities minister, Chris Skidmore, recently asked universities to "think about how we can get more people staying on for PhDs in the future".

Read more on The Guardian >