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Doctoral and postdoctoral activity in 2018
02.05.2019

Doctoral and postdoctoral activity in 2018

National Bureau of Statistics informs that in 2018, PhD studies (cycle III) took place in 46 doctoral schools, organized in 19 higher education institutions, some of which formed consortia, national and international partnerships with other higher education institutions and scientific research institutions. At the same time, besides the doctorate, which is considered the III-rd cycle of higher education, there is also the postgraduate doctorate which is in the process of liquidation (for doctoral students enrolled by 2015) and that are carried out both in higher education institutions and in the scientific research institutions. 

In 2018, the total number of PhD students was 1569 persons of which 98% (1540 persons) attended doctoral degree programs (cycle III). Three quarters of total PhD students were enrolled in the education by correspondence (75,6%). Compared to 2017, the total number of PhD students decreased by 3,3%, with differences in types of education, while in the case of education by corrspondence there was a decrease of 5,7%, in the day education - an increase with 5,2%.

The share of women in total PhD students is higher than that of men, with 9,4 percentage points (54,7% females and 45,3% male).

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