ERIC Number: EJ785105
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
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The Attainment of Doctoral Degrees at Flemish Universities: A Survival Analysis
Visser, M. S.; Luwel, M.; Moed, H. F.
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v54 n5 p741-757 Oct 2007
This paper examines the propensity to attain a Ph.D. degree at the five largest universities in Flanders, the Dutch speaking part of Belgium. It provides insight into the rate at which junior scholars appointed at the universities involved attained their Ph.D.-degree, and the duration of the doctoral training period. Cox's regression model was applied to statistically analyse the influence of a number of "demographic" and "merit" variables, and variables related to funding source and type of appointment of the junior scholarly staff. Large differences in Ph.D. durations and attainment rates were found across funding sources, research disciplines and types of appointments. The policy background and implications are discussed briefly.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium