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PhD success March 2017

Rob Kirkwood has successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations!

He pioneered fabrication of superconducting detectors integrated with GaAs waveguide circuits here in Glasgow, as part of a major collaboration with the University of Sheffield.   44 more words

Quantum Sensors

Jamming the academic machine

I was awarded my PhD seven years ago. It performed an autoethnographic response to Luce Irigaray’s philosophy of sexual difference, transcendence and the mother/daughter relation. Funnily enough, I had cause to revisit some of the ideas from my PhD this week. 517 more words

Slow Academia

Return of an expat: concerns and opportunities

There are many blogs and YouTube videos showing what the rest of the world gets wrong

about our beautiful country, some of it funny, some of it quite… 549 more words


40 Fully Funded PhD Scholarships in Economics, Czech Republic 2017

CERGE-EI (Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education – Economics Institute) – Czech Republic, is offering fully funded scholarships for all students from any country commencing PhD degree in September 2017, academic year 2017 – 2018…. 432 more words


Life as a Scientist: A fortunate happenstance

Happenstance — a chance or a circumstance eventually arriving with something good.

My life as a scientist? Yes, it was a fortunate happenstance.

As a kid when asked what I wanted to be when I grow up, I would say without flinching “A scientist!”. 1,218 more words

Are Canadian universities preparing PhD's for non-professoriate careers?

While universities and colleges continue to withhold full time continuing faculty positions in favor of sessional hires, graduating students are facing the realization that they may need to pursue non-teaching careers; despite their dreams of paying off their student loans with a middle income position. 580 more words


Staff vs Student Lawn Bowls

The Research School of Earth Sciences has a long history of pitching the staff against the students in a biannual sporting competition. The staff have dominated in the last few student vs staff sporting competitions, especially cricket, where many of the student team had never bowled a ball or held a bat before. 372 more words

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