Chinese PhD students face an outsize amount of pressure, according to a survey by British scientific journal Nature. Photo: Shutterstock

Under pressure: China’s PhD programmes exert heavy toll on students, yet many push on

  • PhD students in China face outsize challenges as they try to complete their degrees, according to a survey by British scientific journal Nature
  • Only 55 per cent of Chinese respondents felt at least partially satisfied with their academic experience, compared to 72 per cent outside the country
Topic |   China Society

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Chinese PhD students face an outsize amount of pressure, according to a survey by British scientific journal Nature. Photo: Shutterstock
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Coco Feng

Coco Feng

Coco Feng is a Beijing-based technology reporter at the Post. Previously, she worked for the BBC and Caixin Global in the capital city, covering health care, consumers and entertainment.