our studies were conducted in the netherlands, and while the dutch system provides a clear-cut case for examining phd delay, the phd system in the netherlands may not necessarily share characteristics common to doctoral systems in other countries. using data from two studies of doctoral candidates in the netherlands, we take a closer look at phd duration and delay in doctoral completion. muizelaarmarch 14, 2011 at 9:23 pmit's even different between all the dutch universities and sometimes even between faculties, as far as i've witnessed defenses.
traditional academic system of the netherlands provided four basic academic diplomas and degrees: propaedeuse, kandidaat, doctorandus (drs. while obtaining ethics approval is standard practice in most anglo-american systems, this is not (yet) the case for most social science research in the netherlands. even though the defense is held in english, the official ways of addressing the phd candidate ("waarde promovenda") and the member of the committee are kept in dutch.
the co-existence of multiple types of doctoral candidates is not unique to the netherlands, however. the netherlands centre for graduate and research schools was then provided with a list of e-mail addresses of phd candidates who registered for the defence at each university. while phd candidates in the netherlands may experience delays throughout the phd trajectory, either within or beyond this set time period, these delays will most likely not be due to an absence of funding or the necessity of other professional work to finance one's phd trajectory (for example teaching assistantships).
(replacer of the) rector magnificus then opened the defense by ticking with a hammer. de schoot r, yerkes ma, sonneveld h (2012) the employment status of doctoral recipients: an exploratory study in the netherlands. before the defense there is a public presentation, lasting 10 minutes (e.
while these studies are drawn from different populations and use various methods, they allow for a closer examination of phd duration and delay in the netherlands. reviewer approval, the candidate prints the thesis (generally more than 100 copies) and sends it to colleagues, friends and family with an invitation to the public defense. on jul 26, 20127 june 2012delft university of technology - tu delftthe netherlands.