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You must be very intelligent : the PhD delusion

By: Bodewits, Karin

331959320X / 9783319593203
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24 cm 339 pages : illustrations (black and white)
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You Must be Very Intelligent is the author's account of studying for a PhD in a modern, successful university.

Part-memoir and part-expose, this book is highly entertaining and unusually revealing about the dubious morality and desperate behaviour which underpins competition in twenty-first century academia. This witty, warts-and-all account of Bodewits years as a PhD student in the august University of Edinburgh is full of success and failure, passion and pathos, insight, farce and warm-hearted disillusionment.

She describes a world of collaboration and backstabbing; nefarious financing and wasted genius; cosmopolitan dreamers and discoveries that might just change the world...

Is this a smart people's world or a drip can of weird species?

Modern academia is certainly darker and stranger than one might suspect... This book will put a wry, knowing smile on the faces of former researchers. And it is a cautionary parable for innocents who still believe that lofty academia is erected upon moral high ground...


GT Interdisciplinary studies, JNF Educational strategies & policy, PDZ Popular science, PSA Life sciences: general issues

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