Nacaps – National Academics Panel Study
A longitudinal study of doctoral students and doctoral graduates

Nationwide Doctoral Study Nacaps

Nacaps (National Academics Panel Study) systematically collects information at regular intervals on doctoral conditions and successes, career intentions and career paths, as well as on the general living conditions of doctoral students and doctoral graduates. The aim is to make the data useful for research, universities and science policy. The University of Bonn has been participating in the study of the German Center for Higher Education and Science Research (DZHW) since 2019.

Current Note

In February 2023, enrolled doctoral students who have newly registered as doctoral students at the University of Bonn between December 2, 2020 and December 1, 2022 will be invited to participate in the survey.

How do I participate?

As an enrolled doctoral student of the University of Bonn you will receive an email in spring 2023 inviting you to participate in the Nacaps online survey. If you are not enrolled as a doctoral student and would like to participate in the study, please write to us at:

Your feedback is important for the University of Bonn to be able to support doctoral candidates and postdocs even more specifically on their individual path during and after their doctorate. More information about the study at:

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Learn about the study and get an overview of selected results from the first survey in 2019.

Study Results

The Nacaps data portal provides access to detailed analyses of the 2019 doctoral student survey as well as the results of the 2021 survey with more than 10,000 participants at more than 60 universities.

Results University of Bonn

In the spring issue of our newsletter, we summarized some exciting survey results from PhD students at the University of Bonn. 


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Carina Teichrib

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