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Graduates (Us Appointments)

Volume 773: debated on Friday 22 November 1968

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish in the Official Report the number of graduates of United Kingdom universities who took up appointments in the United States in the years 1965–66 and 1966–67 according to the same criteria as in the answer given by the Minister of State on 19th January, 1967.

The following details of graduates of universities in Great Britain, whose first appointment after graduation was in the United States, have been provided by University appointments officers.

Graduates to the U.S.A. for:
(a) Research or further academic study:
First degrees215241
Higher degrees26225
(b) Permanent employment:
First degrees5189
Higher degrees132181
(c) Short term employment:
First degrees3436
Higher degrees21537
(d) Total of (a), (b) and (c):
First degrees310366
Higher degrees373443

  • (1) The table relates to graduates of universities in Great Britain.
  • (2) It excludes graduates in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science.
  • (3) It includes external graduates of London University.
  • (4) "Higher degree" refers to Masters' degrees or Doctorates obtained by thesis and/or examination (not accumulation of published work).
  • (5) The higher degree graduates include those returning to their own country after qualifying in Britain.
  • (6) Comprehensive information is not available on numbers of graduates who emigrate after entering employment.