Saturday, April 2, 2011

Too many PhDs

Good article (from a few months ago) in The Economist on The Disposable Academic: Why Doing a PhD is Often a Waste of Time.  Totally true - there are no academic jobs available for the tens of thousands of PhDs turned out each year.  They're simply a source of cheap teaching and research labor for large universities.

1 comment:

  1. Agreed, the article is sadly true. We've been discussing these issues as well including postdoc unions at The PostDocs Forum. Would be interested to hear your thoughts.