Where the doctorates are

Some 76 per cent of academics with full-time/ fractional FT appointments have PhDs, according to the 2018 staff statistics from the Department of Education and Training, up from 63 per cent in 2008.

Universities with over 80 per cent PhDs on their academic FT-FFT staff include, ANU (90 per cent), UoQ (87 per cent), Uni Wollongong (85 per cent), and Monash U and UNSW (84 per cent).

(A learned reader suggests that the headline per cent age understates reality in that it includes staff for whom there is no information on qualifications.


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