Since inception in 1991 and up to 2012, the Postgraduate Diploma Programme has “graduated” some 664 students, roughly 20% of whom are female. About 43% have returned home and begun teaching in colleges and schools, and joined other avenues of workforce; about 41% have earned their Ph.D. degrees (15% from the US, 16% from Western Europe, and 10% from elsewhere); some 17% of the students have lost contact with us.
The geographic distribution of students admitted is:
Latin America 14%
Eastern Europe 5%
Some students have earned their Ph.D. degrees at prestigious institutions such as Harvard, Princeton and Oxford; most others in various respectable research universities. We at ICTP are uniformly proud of their success and the students are proud of their association with ICTP.