More foreigners than ever are doing doctorate in Norway

There has been increase in foreign doctorate graduates, writes Khrono.

There is a slight increase in the number of doctoral degrees completed in the first half of 2018, and the proportion of foreign citizenship has never been higher. The gender balance is steady, and over the years, the number of exercises written in English increases, Khrono writes .

Nine percent of the doctorates at Norwegian universities and colleges are written in Norwegian.

In the first semester of 2018, 836 doctoral degrees were obtained at Norwegian universities and colleges. This shows figures from Nifu’s newsletters

40 per cent are foreigners

40 percent of these PhD degrees are obtained by foreign nationals. Most of them are from Asia or Western and Southern Europe.

The proportion of foreigners increased sharply up to 2011, while the increase has been less in recent years, Nifu writes.

It is at the University of Oslo that most PhD courses are given. Throughout 2017 there were 493 who attended the university in the capital. NTNU is a good number two with 362 doctoral degrees last year. But in the first half of 2018 there were 20 more graduates at NTNU than the first half of last year.

Nearly 1500 doctoral degrees completed in 2017

In 2017, 1493 doctoral degrees were obtained at Norwegian educational institutions. It was an increase of about 80 degrees from 2016. Since the record year 2013, when 1524 people took the doctorate, there have been so many disputes in this country, Nifu writes on their web pages.

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