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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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News // 26.08.2019

„A huge task“

Interview with Kolja Briedis and Antje Wegner about the first Nacaps survey, the data processing and the public release of the first results

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News // 31.07.2019

Nacaps at the ESRA Conference

In July 2019 Uwe Ruß and Almuth Lietz of the Nacaps team presented preliminary results of a Nacaps pilot study at a conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA)

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News // 26.06.2019

Giveaway winners chosen

The draw for the nacaps giveaways is finished. Congratulations to all winners!

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News // 07.05.2019

First nacaps survey closed

The first nacaps survey has been closed. About 25 000 respondents completed the survey.

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News // 26.03.2019

First Nacaps Survey until April 2019

The first Nacaps survey will start on 18 Februar 2019. All doctoral candidates at Nacaps-Partner-HEIs will recieve an email including a link that leads to the online-survey. Attractive prizes will be drawn among all participants.

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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.