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Nature's Daniel Cressey says that "recognizing that few graduates spend their entire careers at the bench, research funders and education authorities are reshaping the PhD to train students in non-science skills such as networking as well as research." He adds that the UK has led the charge to change, adopting a doctoral training center, or DTC, model — "a university-based hub focusing on highly specific areas," in which "courses last four years rather than the three of a standard UK PhD, a

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