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Terence Karran is fighting for a European agreement to enshrine researchers’ rights: a ‘Magna Carta’ for science.
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Oxford’s decision on compulsory retirement raises pressing questions about fairness – and what is best for academia as a whole.
If you are terrified to meet with your supervisor, start with small doses.
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Steve Keen laments loss of ‘time and freedom’ for universities’ ‘original thinkers’
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When a new grad student indicates an interest in an academic career, I ask, “So you want to be a Hollywood producer?”
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