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Number of habilitations down 5% in 2013


A total of 1,567 scientists completed their post-doctoral lecturing qualification (habilitation) at universities in Germany in 2013.

he Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the number of habilitations fell by almost 5% on a year earlier.

It even decreased by as much as 32% compared with the all-time high of 2002.

For three decades the average age of academics at the time they complete the habilitation procedure has been approximately 40 years.

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In the reference year of 2013 they were 41.1 years on average.

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