At the PhDCentre we regard research about PhD curricula as one of our main activities. Such research happens both at our own initiative and as a result of commissions from third parties.

Research conducted:

  • quality of problem formulations in dissertations
  • rise and performance of Dutch graduate and research schools
  • yield and duration of Dutch PhD curricula
  • opinions of foreign evaluators regarding Dutch research and graduate schools
  • quality of education and guidance at a Dutch research school

Ongoing studies:

  • career paths of those who take PhDs in the Netherlands
  • structure and management of PhD programs (manual)
  • evaluation of the quality of guidance provided to PhD candidates