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About 60% of graduate students in Belarus are under the age of 30

About 60% of graduate students in Belarus are under the age of 30

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About 60% of graduate students in Belarus are under the age of 30. Anatoly Suturin, head of the department for planning and forecasting  the training of scientific workers of the highest qualification of the SI “BelISA”, told journalists at the press center of BelTA today. He noted that the proportion of students in the postgraduate study (undergraduate) under the age of 30 decreased somewhat since 2011. ‘If in 2011 it was at the level of 65.1%, then by 2016 it decreased to 58.1%,’ the specialist said. At the same time, the average age of postgraduates studying on full-time form was 27.4. The average age of students enrolled in the doctoral program in 2016 was 44, and the proportion of doctoral students under 40 was 29.4%. At the same time, over 75% of all doctoral students are under 50.

The State Committee on Science and Technology carries out the planning of the training of highly qualified scientific workers (HQSW) in the whole country and by branches of science, monitoring the effectiveness of postgraduate and doctoral studies. As of the middle of 2017, there are more than 120 organizations implementing post-graduate education programs (adjuncture) and almost 60 implement doctoral studies in Belarus. About 5090 people (including 320 foreign citizens) study at the post-graduate course (adjuncture), and more than 430 people (including 16 foreigners) study at doctoral studie

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