Tim Wogan at ScienceInsider blogs about a report from the UK’s Council for Science and Technology, “A Vision for UK Research,” which suggests redesigning PhDs to last four years instead of three, with the first year or two “focused on entrepreneurial skills and management as well as research,” to round out a researcher’s education for potential careers in industry.

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