PhD training is no longer fit for purpose — it needs reform now
A very interesting editorial from Nature about the current state of PhD training, which is in trouble due to rising inflation, a lack of support, and poor quality supervision. It calls for a revolution in the way PhD training is organized and funded. The editorial calls for the need for Universities to reform their PhD programs in order to compete with other institutions around the world and provides an overview of the state of play for PhD programs around the world, as well as examples of how PhD programs can be reformed. The text concludes by stating that, if Universities want scientists to work harder for society, they need to work with research to ensure that PhD training finally exits the nineteenth century and joins the twenty-first century.