Graduate education programs in the United States are respected and emulated worldwide, and are an international magnet for talented students. At a time when American leadership and prosperity depend increasingly on the creation and use of knowledge, graduate education provides our country with an important competitive advantage. Our system of combining graduate education with cutting-edge research strengthens American research, while also producing highly educated individuals who will become the next generation’s scientists, teachers, and leaders in government, business, and industry.
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The study will analyze the current system of graduate education and present recommendations and strategies for strengthening its quality, better aligning it with society’s future economic and cultural needs, and ensuring that it can adapt to the economic, scientific, social, and global challenges over the next two decades.
AAU Chief Academic Officers urged all Ph.D. granting universities to provide prospective and current students with easily accessible information about student demographics, time to degree, career paths and financial support.