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News // 05.01.2023

New Survey starts in February

On 27 February 2023 the DZHW jointly with a network of German Partner-HEI´s invites doctoral candidates to participate in the langitudinal study Nacaps.

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News // 22.02.2022

Follow-Up Surveys have startet

As a thank-you to our respondents, we are holding a prize draw for all participants, with attractive prizes

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News // 06.05.2020

Article about key findings of Nacaps

An article about some key findings of the first Nacaps survey has been published on the website of the EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE)

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News // 27.02.2020

First Results Available

The first results of the National Academics Panel Study (Nacaps) are now available online via a data portal: nacaps-datenportal.de.

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News // 09.01.2020

Nacaps to enter the next phase

Funding approved for three further years by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

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News // 30.09.2019

Nacaps at SLLS-Conference

Session on Pathways, Decisions and Outcomes of doctoral candidates and doctorate holders

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The Study

Nacaps is the first study to systematically collect comprehensive data on the careers of doctoral candidates and doctorate holders in Germany. Find out more about the topics covered by Nacaps and the study design:


We ask questions.
The topics and research issues addressed by Nacaps were developed on the basis of a wide set of theoretical approaches. Our research also includes the information that HEIs require for their quality assurance.

Study Design

We collect data.
Find out more about Nacaps’ target groups, panel design and questionnaire development.

Data Use

We share our data.
We provide a range of access paths to the data for researchers, HEIs and those interested in higher education policy.