Where are the jobs for the increasing number of young PhD graduates who have invested so much?

Ireland“… Education is expensive not only fiscally, but also in personal commitment. Ireland’s national Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation – announced by the Government in 2006 – is on its way to doubling the country’s number of PhD graduates by the end of next year. But where are the highly skilled jobs for the increasing number of young PhD graduates who have invested so much and who we have so carefully – and expensively – nurtured? We are at last building a pipeline of skilled graduates, but is the pipeline leaky? Is its output spilling onto the floor? Around 15 per cent of PhD graduates may remain in academia, although not necessarily in Ireland. The remainder seek careers in industry …” (more)

[Chris Horn, Irish Times, 6 April]

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