PhD education in a knowledge society: An evaluation of PhD education in Norway

NIFU-report 2012:25. This evaluation of PhD education in Norway was carried out ten years after the last major review of Norwegian doctoral education. The evaluation in 2002 came to the broad conclusion that Norwegian doctoral education was of a high quality, but that major problems persisted with respect to the efficiency of the system, particularly in producing graduates in a timely fashion. Since the last evaluation of doctoral education in Norway in 2002, a number of profound changes have occurred in Norwegian doctoral education: the introduction of the common PhD in replacement of the discipline specific doctoral degrees, a doubling in the number of PhD candidates, a growth in the number and diversity of providers on PhD education and many efforts to professionalise and standardise the provision of doctoral education

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Title PhD education in a knowledge society: An evaluation of PhD education in Norway
Category Report
AuthorTaran Mari Thune
AuthorSvein Kyvik
AuthorSverker Sörlin
AuthorTerje Bruen Olsen
AuthorAgnete Vabø
AuthorCathrine Edelhard Tømte
publication year2012
isbn978-82-7218-846-6
issn1892-2597