Industry should be involved in Finnish PhD education

The PhD programmes at Finnish universities ought to cooperate more with the industry and private research institutes. A PhD degree should qualify for work as a researcher both in the private and public sectors, concludes a committee that has examined the future of the Finnish PhD degree.
Career planning, development of social skills, and the expectations newly educated PhDs are met with when they start working, are other elements that the PhD education should include.

The number of students in the research schools should increase to 2000 by 2012 and the training should be made more effective and last only 4 years.

Read more on the website of the Finnish Ministry of Education
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