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Transforming Doctoral Education for the Future of Work

As the job market evolves and becomes increasingly challenging to navigate, higher education faces a critical dilemma. The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report 2023 highlights the urgent need for key skills including adaptability, versatility, technological fluency and multifaceted thinking. However, these in-demand skills remain alarmingly absent from traditional doctoral training, which often prioritizes a deep, yet narrow, focus on specialized knowledge. This disconnect underscores a fundamental mismatch between the preparation Ph.D. programs offer and the evolving demands of the professional world.

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