Chapter 4: Research degree completions

Introduction

4.1The research degree completions (RDC) measure accounts for 25 percent of the total funds to be allocated through the PBRF each year. The use of RDC as a performance measure in the PBRF serves two key purposes:

4.2To be eligible for the RDC measure, research-based postgraduate degrees (such as Masters and Doctorates) must be completed within a TEO, and meet the following criteria:

4.3Following extensive work with the sector to improve reporting practices, the TEC has moved to using the SDR for RDC data collection, on which funding decisions are based after TEOs confirm their figures. This new process was first used for the final 2010 funding allocation.