Many PhD holders are poorly equipped to compete for jobs outside academia, leaving university lacking confidence in their prospects, feeling that they have bought a ticket to nowhere.

Academia might find someĀ inspirationĀ in the private sector for a model that broadens the soft skills of PhD holders and expands their prospects. Many businesses offer their executives short and intensive training programs that stimulate their professional development in key areas such as innovation, leadership and management.

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The fossilization of the PhD harms students, employers and science in general, argues Peter Fiske.

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