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The academy is riddled with contradictions
The academy is riddled with contradictions
I recently attended a summer research conference at Columbia University in New York hosted by an organisation that aims to promote the entrance of...
What is the real value of a doctoral degree?
What is the real value of a doctoral degree?
Minister Naledi Pandor should be commended for undertaking and completing her doctoral studies (How to complete your...
Deadly twist to university dispute
Deadly twist to university dispute
In January 2017, the University of Zululand’s arts faculty dean, Gregory Kamwendo, received a threat that he would go back to Malawi in a coffin....
Foreign doctorates are attractive ― but don’t write off homegrown PhDs
Foreign doctorates are attractive ― but don’t write off homegrown PhDs
Introducing more skilled employees into the economy is an important path to development for many middle income countries. That’s why increased...
New voices in science in 2012
New voices in science in 2012
The articles on these pages represent some of the presentations: they are edited extracts from New Voices in Science 2012, which was published last...
Education in brief
Education in brief
The long road to a PhD The stories of 10 women and their journeys to being awarded doctorates are the subject of a new book, PaperHeads, by Liz Harrison, who received...
Revisiting the purpose of a master's
Revisiting the purpose of a master's
The term non-research master's carries a sniff of deficiency, much like the apartheid notices about non-whites did. A more accurate term is...
Zuma, my PhD and me
Zuma, my PhD and me
Getting a PhD is much harder than I'd expected, but there are rewards and the climax was something I could not have anticipated in my wildest...
Poor funding for PhD students
Poor funding for PhD students
Caterina Doglioni is one of the 'very, very best” PhD students Oxford University physics lecturer Todd Huffman says he has ever come across.
Ethiopia's plan to produce PhDs
Ethiopia's plan to produce PhDs
Could a country that has produced fewer than 100 PhDs in the past 50 years turn into a research powerhouse in a decade? It may sound like fantasy...

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