The United States has the highest number of PhD graduates in the world, an OECD report has revealed. Germany comes a distant second in the list.
In 2014, 67,449 people graduated with a PhD in the US, compared with 28,147 in Germany. Next in line is the United Kingdom, which just pips India into third place with 25,020 PhD graduates. India had 24,300.
It’s worth bearing in mind that if we looked at the numbers per head of the population, the top of table might look rather different.