What is a PhD in Germany?

Martin Fenner
March 14, 2008 0 min read

Nature News this week reports ( that

Seven US-educated scientists working at the Max Planck Society's institutes are facing criminal charges for impersonating a doctor.

This extremely embarrassing story is fortunately no longer possible. The German Kultusministerkonferenz decided on March 6 ( (text in German) to allow U.S. PhDs to call themselves Dr. in Germany. Until this story evolved (, I didn't even know that this is an issue.

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