Nacaps Study on Doctoral Candidates in Germany

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Research conditions, life situation, career paths - Nacaps is a nationwide longitudinal study on the situation of doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in Germany. The next survey will start at the end of February. Doctoral candidates of the UA Ruhr universities who have enrolled in the last two years will receive an invitation link in due time. Take part and support the research project with your participation!

The Nacaps study of the German Centre for Higher Education (DZHW) generates versatile research data on the study conditions for doctorates, career aims, and professional development, as well as on the general life situation of doctoral candidates and doctorate holders in Germany. The first results of the study are accessible via a data portal:

The study results will be

  • made available to Nacaps’ partner HEIs for monitoring, controlling, and quality management via our data portal
  • prepared for the expert public and decision-makers in higher education and science policy in the form of reports, as a basis for evidence-based monitoring of young researchers
  • made available to the scientific community for research purposes via the DZHW Research Data Centre (FDZ) in the form of anonymized data sets (scientific use files).

All doctoral candidates, who will receive an email invitation to the study in the next few days, will be supporting an important research project by taking part.

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