Job security eludes Japan's growing ranks of post-doctorate part-time lecturers

02 Aug 2019 19:49 | JHRS (Administrator)

According to education ministry statistics, the number of people who completed a doctoral course in the 2018 school year totaled 15,658, up nearly three times from 5,576 in the 1989 school year. Along with the increase of people with a doctorate, the number of post-doctorates working as part-time lecturers rose sixfold from 15,689 in 1989 to 93,145 in 2016.


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