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Pondering the PhD

In a news feature appearing in this week’s Nature, the journal examines just how, in some countries, "people who have trained at great length and expense to be researchers confront a dwindling number of academic jobs, and an industrial sector unable to take up the slack." While Nature says that the economies in China and India "are developing fast enough to use all the PhDs they can crank out, and more," graduate quality has shown to be inconsistent in both places.

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