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Age Comparisons

 

Career advancement in academia is a relatively slow process. In most countries it is uncommon to have completed a Ph.D. before the age of 30, and at the same time it is quite common to be over the age of 50 before reaching the position of senior professor.

 

Average Age when Achieving Position/Degree:

Ph.D.


36

34-35

38

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33

31

38

31

37

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35

26-27

30

37

Full Professor/Habilitation


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51

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50

55

 

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Page last updated on 24 August 2018