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China and US host 25% of world’s doctoral candidates, report shows

UK Council for Graduate Education points to ‘huge imbalances’ in doctoral education across the globe

There are “huge imbalances” in doctoral education across the globe, with institutions in China and the United States accounting for about a quarter of the world’s doctoral enrolments and graduates, research has found.

In a report called Towards Describing the Global Doctoral Landscape, the UK Council for Graduate Education found that 24.6 per cent of doctoral candidates were based in either the US or China, with 28.4 per cent of all graduates based in these two countries alone.

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