Hi, There have been very few discussions on this topic in the internet. Is it better to get a PhD degree from the UK or from other European countries such as Belgium , Spain ,Germany, Netherlands,Sweden etc ? I have shortlisted for my PhD, University of Strathclyde and Heriot Watt in UK ,CNRS research lab in France ,ICFO Barcelona , Ghent(INTEC) Belgium, and Chalmers University in Sweden, in the field of Photonics. I hear that UK PhD degrees are more valued compared to other countries. On the contrary there are many good research labs in Europe. I would welcome unbiased opinions on this topic.