PhD labour market 2023
AQU Catalunya has completed in 2023 the 8th the study of the employment outcomes of graduates. The study is promoted by the Catalan public universities through their social councils, the private universities, and the Department of Education.
In this edition, 2,490 doctors graduating were surveyed (53,4% response rate), corresponding to the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic year.
Analysis and results
Access to the labour market for graduates of Catalan universities (September 2023)
Web page EUC Dades: comparison of survey results among the HEIs running the degree programme.
What are the employment outcomes for those holding PhDs from Catalan universities?
- More than half of PhD holders work in the company, but only 1 in 3 performs functions related to the doctoral degree.
- PhD holders working in companies have greater job stability than those working in universities or research centres.
- 8 out of 10 would repeat their doctoral studies.
Survey year: 2022-2023
Participating universities: UB, UAB, UPC, UPF, UdG, UdL, URV, URL, UOC, UVic-UCC, UIC, UAO CEU.
Reference population and sample: The reference population is formed by 40,029 graduates (People who graduated from a bachelor's degree in the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 academic years. For Medicine, the cohorts included in the study were from the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 academic years)
Information regarding the source and use of personal data from the AQU Catalunya survey on access to the labour market.