nacaps – National Academics Panel Study


A Panel Study of Doctoral Candidates and Doctorate Holders

RWTH participates in a longitudinal study conducted by the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies, DZHW for short.


As part of the study, doctoral candidates and doctorate holders are asked about issues such as general conditions of doctoral study, career considerations, current career situation, and general life situation.

This is the first study in Germany that systematically collects data on the careers of doctoral candidates and doctorate holders.

Contact persons at RWTH for the study are Barbara Göbbels and Doris Frank, Division 4.3. (Email: )

How to Take Part

Doctoral candidates and doctorate holders at RWTH should have received an email containing a link to the online survey.

Please take part in the survey – your contribution counts!