Kirstie Chlopicki, Campus Review
In an Australian-first, Group of Eight universities will investigate and publish the extent to which PhD students contribute to the nation.
The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) has responded to the announcement with support.
“Doctoral students are a diverse group, with different expectations and reasons for undertaking the PhD. We are hopeful that the Go8 project will reflect this diversity and illuminate the long-term outcomes of completing doctoral study,” it said in a statement.
“We look forward to the existence of rich data on PhD career outcomes, which may be useful to prospective students, as well as to current students considering career paths to choose post-graduation.”