Alternative careers

According to the 2017 Career Tracking Survey of Doctorate Holders of the European Science Foundation, 47% of doctorate holders who obtained their degree in the preceding seven years (2010–2016), awarded by any of the nine partner organisations –none from Spain–, work at universities.

This structural problem fuels the extraordinary importance of efforts to offer greater preparation, either during the formation phase or through continuing professional development, for those seeking non-academic careers.

The University of A Coruña wishes to improve training in these areas, mainly through its International Doctorate School (EIDUDC) and its Research Centers, in collaboration with the UDC Center for Educational Training and Innovation (CUFIE), the UDC Library, the UDC International Relationships Office (ORI), and the UDC Technology Transfer Office (OTRI).

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