Netherlands Centre for Graduate and Research Schools

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