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Is PhD the highest degree you can earn?

  1. Feb 4, 2013 #1
    Is a PhD the highest academic degree on can possibly earn? Or is there something above that level?
     
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  3. Feb 4, 2013 #2
    Depends on where you live. A wiki search for Ph.D will give you all the information.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2013 #3

    FlexGunship

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    You could have multiple PhDs. But as far as higher, I think it goes Master, PhD, Rear Admiral, Field Marshall, Grand Marshall, and then Lord Commander [STRIKE]Militant[/STRIKE] Academic.
     
  5. Feb 5, 2013 #4
    Where does Supreme Lard fit into all that?
     
  6. Feb 5, 2013 #5

    FlexGunship

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    After bachelor but before colonel.
     
  7. Feb 5, 2013 #6

    f95toli

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    There are countries where you can earn higher degrees.
    Germany is one example (and the only one I can think of a the moment), in order to be eligible for a permanent academic position in Germany you have to submit and a defend a so-called Habilitation.

    I believe a few Asian countries have the same system.

    Note that this is a controversial system because if effectively makes it more difficult for foreigners to apply for higher positions in academia in Germany, unless of course they do the habilitation first (and quite a few do).

    There are also a few countries where you can obtain "higher titles" (not degrees) by demonstrating a good track record, one example would be the title of docent.
    Being a docent can e.g. mean that you have the right to teach at a university.
     
  8. Feb 5, 2013 #7

    Evo

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    Nuh Uh! As The Supreme Lard, I rule all!
     
  9. Feb 5, 2013 #8

    Drakkith

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    I'd like to order one supreme lard, extra sauce, and a diet coke. Oh, one Evo plushie too please. The green one this time, I already have all the other colors.
     
  10. Feb 6, 2013 #9
    What is post-doctoral research?
     
  11. Feb 6, 2013 #10

    Drakkith

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    Postdoctoral research is scholarly research conducted by a person who has recently completed doctoral studies, normally within the first five years. It is intended to further deepen expertise in a specialist subject, including acquiring novel skills and methods.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-doctoral
     
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