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June 2009Internationalization of U.S. Doctorate Education
with John Bound, Sarah Turner, Patrick Walsh
in Science and Engineering Careers in the United States: An Analysis of Markets and Employment, Richard B. Freeman and Daniel Goroff, editors
March 2009Internationalization of U.S. Doctorate Education
with John Bound, Sarah Turner, Patrick Walsh: w14792
The representation of a large number of students born outside the United States among the ranks of doctorate recipients from U.S. universities is one of the most significant transformations in U.S. graduate education and the international market for highly-trained workers in science and engineering in the last quarter century. Students from outside the U.S. accounted for 51% of PhD recipients in science and engineering fields in 2003, up from 27% in 1973. In the physical sciences, engineering and economics the representation of foreign students among PhD recipients is yet more striking; among doctorate recipients in 2003, those from outside the U.S. accounted for 50% of degrees in the physical sciences, 67% in engineering and 68% in economics. Our analysis highlights the important role ...

Published: Internationalization of U.S. Doctorate Education, John Bound, Sarah Turner, Patrick Walsh. in Science and Engineering Careers in the United States: An Analysis of Markets and Employment, Freeman and Goroff. 2009

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