Impact and use of the doctorate: initial graduate employment

Ruth Neumann, Kim Khim Tan

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This paper presents findings on the initial employment destinations of doctoral graduates {2000-2007). Particular focus is given to the similarities and differences in relation to institution and discipline in the graduate and employment profiles. This Australian pattern is discussed within the context of regular international benchmarking and contributes to building an international picture of initial post-PhD employment. The paper challenges the often implicit assumption within universities that the doctorate is preparation for an academic career.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the EAIR 35th Annual Forum 2013, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 28-31 August 2013
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventEAIR Annual Forum (35th : 2013) - Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Duration: 28 Aug 201331 Aug 2013


ConferenceEAIR Annual Forum (35th : 2013)
CityRotterdam, the Netherlands


  • Diversity
  • Employability
  • Higher education policy/development
  • Institutional performance measures
  • Postgraduate study


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