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One in three doctorates leave Norway’s academia


Number increases to almost half among international students, statistics report finds

One out of three doctorates in Norway leave academia to find a job in the private sector or in public administration, according to the latest report by Statistics Norway.

The report looked at the approximately 19,000 students who were admitted to a Norwegian doctoral programme between 2005 and 2015. Of these, 78 per cent had completed their dissertation by the end of 2021, but 30 per cent had gone on to forge a career outside academia.

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