Are you a PhD student at a Czech higher education institution? Take part in the national survey DOKTORANDI 2021

Dear Ph.D. students, please pay attention to the email you use to contact your higher education institution. This is where you will receive an invitation to participate in the national Doctoral Students 2021 survey, which includes an entry link to the online survey. We hope that your active participation will lead to real changes in doctoral studies.

The national survey of male and female doctoral students, the DOCTORANDI 2021 Survey, has just launched. The project is designed to be long-term and aims to reflect on the study conditions of female and male doctoral students at Czech higher education institutions. Doctoral studies and efforts to improve their quality and success rate is one of the priorities of the new Strategic Plan of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports for higher education for the period from 2021.

In the first phase of the survey, i.e. data collection, we want to contact approximately 20,000 potential respondents. These are PhD students studying in the current academic year in full-time and combined form, as well as those who are currently interrupted in their studies. In order for the survey to make a real contribution to improving the conditions of doctoral studies, it is very important to get feedback from as many Ph.D. students as possible.

The survey will continue as a longitudinal one with regular follow-up surveys on individual topics, when we will again reach out to respondents who allow us to do so. The next national survey will then take place in approximately 4 to 5 years.

To find out more about the project, visit


Centrum pro studium vysokého školství, v.v.i.

Jankovcova 933/63
170 00 Praha 7 – Holešovice

Tel.: 739 203 723