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A PhD, or Doctor of Philosophy, is a postgraduate degree conferred by universities. It is the top academic degree available in a field.

The completion of a PhD can result in significantly improved career prospects. Students or professionals interested in leadership, academia, consulting, research and entrepreneurship, a PhD degree can offer an advantage or a required qualification.

Many universities around the world offer PhD programs. It is common for students to specialize in a field such as Business, Engineering, Natural Sciences, Medicine, Sustainability, Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, etc.

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July 11, 2021

The world’s population is growing quickly. After hundreds of thousands of years for the population to break the one billion threshold, during the following two centuries it increased sevenfold, reaching seven billion in 2011. Since, the growth has been steady, with a current figure 7.7 billion and predictions to reach 8.5 billion in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050, and 10.9 billion in 2100. At such a pace, our planet will soon become overpopulated, which would likely negatively impact all the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposed by the United Nations (UN) in 2015, in their 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This agenda has its roots in an earlier UN conference on environment and development that took place in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, where the principles of sustainable developme ...

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