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PhD is the abbreviation for Doctor of Philosophy, and is usually awarded after completing extensive research in a specified field of study. This research must significantly contribute to the current knowledge base, and must be completed with a dissertation or thesis. Often the dissertation or thesis must be defended in front of a panel of experts in the field and only after successful defense, the degree of PhD is conferred. A PhD degree usually takes a minimum of 4 years to complete, but sometimes longer depending on the student, university, and program.

There are many universities and programs that offer top PhD programs internationally. Students wishing to continue their education have a wide range of top PhD programs options, which include doctoral programs in health professions, psychology, engineering, education, biological sciences, and biomedical sciences. There are top PhD programs in each country, so students considering a PhD have a number of countries to choose from.

Have a look at some of the top PhD programs listed below - you might find the top PhD program you are searching for!

Educational News

By Joanna Hughes January 25, 2019

A recent report in The Standard highlights a new trend among Africans with international PhD degrees: While at one time most went on to pursue academic careers abroad, many are now returning to Africa. Here’s a closer look at the shift, along with why it’s so important.

From Brain Drain…

Several factors led to the decades-long “brain drain” in parts of Africa. According to The Standard, these included hostile political situations in their home countries, the dominance of the discourse abroad and the superior working conditions found in the West. As a result, most ...

By Joanna Hughes January 21, 2019
Universities UK has launched a new campaign aimed at celebrating “the transformational impact of UK universities”. Here’s a closer look at this exciti...
By Joanna Hughes January 11, 2019
Podcasts have skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years. And while we mostly think of them in the context of entertainment, they are also aliv...
By Joanna Hughes December 20, 2018
At the sixth African Higher Education Week held this fall in Nairobi, Kenya, various African leaders cited the pivotal role African universities can p...
By Joanna Hughes December 13, 2018
Earlier this year in Nairobi, the South Korean government announced that it would provide $9 million to support the Regional Scholarship and Innovatio...

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By Joanna Hughes June 5, 2019
Climate change is a massive threat to the people and places of the planet. It has also been identified by the United Nations as the biggest threat to ...
By S.M. Audsley May 22, 2019
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” said Nelson Mandela, one of our most inspiring leaders in the 21st cent...
By Joanna Hughes May 11, 2019
“Astronomy is the study of the sun, moon, stars, planets, comets, gas, galaxies, gas, dust and other non-Earthly bodies and phenomena,” says Space.com...

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June 14, 2019 | Business Science Institute
5 reasons to do a Digital DBA. The Digital DBA is flexible: doctoral students can start at any time. All resources are accessible through the Internet (videos, articles, books, data analysis software,... [+]
5 reasons to do a Digital DBA. The Digital DBA is flexible: doctoral students can start at any time. All resources are accessible through the Internet (videos, articles, books, data analysis software, forums), allowing doctoral students to work remotely at their own pace. Each doctoral student has the possibility to exchange directly with her/his supervisor. A Doctorate in Business Administration is delivered by SKEMA Business School (AACSB and EQUIS accredited) and The Business Science Institute (Agreement from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg), but also a Doctorate in Business Administration delivered by iaelyon School of Management - Jean Moulin University (French University). The resulting theses can be published in one of the book collections supervised by SKEMA Business School or The Business Science Institute. [-]
Our Ph.D. students participate in education and research that strives to advance the engineering science fundamentals of the civil and environmental engineering disciplines. Doctoral candidates develo... [+]
Our Ph.D. students participate in education and research that strives to advance the engineering science fundamentals of the civil and environmental engineering disciplines. Doctoral candidates develop an individualized program of study in one of our three major focus areas: Advanced Infrastructure Systems (A.I.S.); Environmental Engineering, Sustainability, and Science (E.E.S.S.); and Mechanics, Materials and Computing (M.M.C.). [-]
June 6, 2019 | Universidade de Évora
This Doctoral Program follows principles aimed at the training of researchers with a strong scientific background, highly qualified in solving problems, endowed with a high sense of scientific integri... [+]
This Doctoral Program follows principles aimed at the training of researchers with a strong scientific background, highly qualified in solving problems, endowed with a high sense of scientific integrity, with the capacity to communicate with an entrepreneurial spirit, with a high degree of autonomy and ability of continuous learning. [-]
These degree programs involve advanced research activity in preparation for a career in academia, industry or the nonprofit sector. The uniqueness of this program replaces the regular classes and invo... [+]
These degree programs involve advanced research activity in preparation for a career in academia, industry or the nonprofit sector. The uniqueness of this program replaces the regular classes and involves knowledge research by the student who participates in quarterly meetings on campus or on the web and accompanying instruction. [-]

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