New PhD Standards
By: Peter Ott
An newly updated version of the IUBMB Standards for the Doctoral Degrees in the Molecular Biosciences is now available.
In 1989 the Committee on Education of the International Union of Biochemistry published its Standards for the Ph.D. Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. These received wide approval as being sound and quite generic by virtue of being expressed in behavioral terms. In 2000 a modified and updated version of those Recommendations was published that was more generic and broader in scope by addressing not only Biochemistry and Molecular Biology but all the Molecular Biosciences.
The "Standards" are now avaible in a newly updated version (April 2011) on this website. A printed version can also be otained from the IUBMB General Secretary.