This website gives insight into the career paths of PhD holders who
obtained their PhD in Flanders. The next generation of researchers and PhD
students can get an idea of what awaits them and senior researcher in turn know
which other possibilities are out there. Curious PhD holders can compare their career
path with that of other PhD holders who obtained a PhD in a similar area and in the
same year. And you as a curious visitor of this website can take a closer look
at the career paths of PhD holders!
Where do people with a PhD degree from the five Flemish universities end up? ECOOM, the Centre for Research & Development Monitoring, wanted to find out.
On this website, you will find information on 2982 PhD holders’ first job,
their current or last job, whether they perceive the PhD to be an
added value and so much more. You will have the opportunity to make
comparisons between different science clusters, clusters of sciences,
science domains career paths and gender.
The contact details of 14430 PhD holders were retrieved through publicly available sources. The survey took place in 2017. You can find more detailed information here.
When retrieving contact details from the PhD holders, different patterns emerged.
The Centre for Research & Development Monitoring (Expertisecentrum Onderzoek en
Ontwikkelingsmonitoring, ECOOM) is an interuniversity consortium with participation
of all Flemish universities (KU Leuven, UGent, VUB, UAntwerpen and UHasselt).
Its mission is to develop a consistent system of R&D and Innovation (R&D&I)
indicators for the Flemish government. This indicator system has to assist
the Flemish government in mapping and monitoring the RD&I efforts in the Flemish region.