PhD Survey 2020

Here you will find all reports based on the PNN PhD Survey 2020. These reports provide insight into the working conditions and well-being of PhD candidates in the Netherlands.

All readers are strongly advised to read the report on Survey Information, Demographics and COVID-19 before reading other reports. This report contains crucial information about the survey design, the limitations of the survey, and information about the demographic composition of our survey participants.

If you have any questions regarding any of these reports, please contact us at

Survey information, Demographics and COVID-19 and Demographics – Supplemental material

  1. Wellbeing
  2. Contract characteristics
  3. Supervision and freedom
  4. Non-standard PhD arrangements
  5. Workplace malpractices
  6. Teaching
  7. Collective Labor Agreement
  8. International PhD candidates
  9. Criteria,  Open Science,  Recognition and rewards, Career
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