PhD, ph.d. and other abbreviations

PhD degrees are new in Norway. Until a couple of years ago, each faculty used to have their own degrees: dr.art., dr.ing. etc. Now, as Norwegian universities are awarding degrees entitled philosophie doctores, I have been used to reading and writing PhD as PhD. However, I just got to know that the official Norwegian abbreviation is ph.d. with dots, no spaces and uncapitalized letters.

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Alexander Refsum Jensenius is a music researcher and research musician living in Oslo, Norway.