EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS MONITOR

No decrease in the number of dubious PhD contrast, large differences between universities

Last year, a total of 231 dubious positions for PhD candidates were offered. This is 12.3 percent of the total number of PhD vacancies published in that year. This is evident from the Employment Conditions Monitor published by Promovendi Netwerk Nederland (PNN) every year. This picture is in line with previous years: the share of dubious contracts fluctuates between 10 and 15 percent. For the first time, the Monitor also shows differences between types of institutions, disciplines and universities. Continue…