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The statistics gives information on numbers of PhD-students and numbers of PhD-graduates at institutions approved to offer PhD-educations in Denmark. The statistics gives information on the progress of the education, under here schemes and special arrangements, periods of leave, and study periods spent abroad. The statistics also gives information on the subjects of the project and on sources of financing. The statistics also covers doctorate granted after §15,2, according to this paragraph a doctorate can be granted based exclusively on a positive evaluation of a thesis without participation in an education.
The statistics gives information on numbers of PhD-students and numbers of PhD-graduates at institutions approved to offer PhD-educations in Denmark.
The statistics gives information on the progress of the education, including schemes and special arrangements, periods of leave, and study periods spent abroad.
The statistics also gives information on the subjects of the project and on sources of financing.
The information of main field of study is primarily based on the students place in the University's institutional structure, i.e. based on information of Faculty supplemented with Institute.
There are the following six main fields:
- Natural science
- Engineering and Technology
- Medical science
- Agricultural science
- Social science
- Humanities, Theology
The education sector.
Statistical concepts and definitions
PhD-student: A person enrolled at a university following a PhD-scheme
PhD-graduates: The student is awarded the PhD-degree by the university where the dissertation was assessed
The unit of the statistics is a PhD-student enrolled at a university. If a student changes institution during the reference year the person will be counted twice in the statistics. However, this rarely happens.
If a student stops the education but shortly afterwards finishes the project at the same institution the two periods will be added and the person will only be counted once in the statistics.
If a dissertation is examined at the university without the student following the education scheme for a PhD-education (which is possible according to section 15, subsection 2,3 in the Order) only selected data is reported in these cases.
The statistics gives information on PhD-educations taken at Danish institutions approved to offer PhD-educations. These following ten institutions are approved to offer PhD-educations:
Aalborg University Aarhus University Copenhagen Business School Technical University of Denmark IT University of Copenhagen University of Copenhagen Roskilde University University of Southern Denmark Aarhus School of Architecture The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Also people of foreign origin who are taking a PhD-education at a Danish institution are included, even if they do not have an address in Denmark. People of Danish origin who taking a PhD-education abroad are not included. Foreigners staying in Denmark who have taken their doctorate abroad are not covered by the statistics either.
The statistics gives information on PhD-educations taken at Danish institutions approved to offer PhD-educations. I.e. Universities but also other institutions can be approved, i.e. schools of architecture. Educations taken abroad by Danish citizens or foreigners are not covered. Foreigners staying in Denmark who have taken the degree abroad are not covered by the statistics either.
The statistics is published yearly In Statbank Denmark. First year published is 1996.
Not relevant for these statistics.
Unit of measure
- Number of PhD students per institution.
- Number of PhD graduates.
The reference period follows the calendar year, January 1st - December 31st
Frequency of dissemination
The statistics is published once a year.
Legal acts and other agreements
The data collection is warranted according to Act on Statistics Denmark, section 8, subsection 3.
Cost and burden
Is not calculated as the respondents are public institutions.
No further documentation is available for this statistics. Please contact Statistics Denmark for further information.