PhD vs Dr. rer. nat

Intensive sociological research  has led to uncover similarities between marriage and supervisor-PhD agreements. Whereas marriage and a PhD are not mutually exclusive choices per se, the decision to pursue a PhD or a Dr. rer. nat. usually is. In a follow-up study we now investigated the two different options for aspiring PhD candidates in the life sciences at the University of Bonn. Our results are summarized in the following table.

This is not legal advice!


Now the decision is up to you. Better decide wisely!


Author: Larissa Mühlenbeck

Author: Christoph Heuser

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