Ph.D. student numbers increase while tenure positions hold steady

Hot on the heels of Rob’s post yesterday, comparing academia with crack dealing, P-Zed Myers over at Pharyngula discusses a recent article in Nature (Check, E (2007) More biologists but tenure stays static. Nature 448:848-849.) on the number of graduate students vs. tenure positions in biology.

The answer to Rob’s question about where the other students are going? In biology, it’s industry. My guess is that in Computer Science, it’s Google.