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Is Higher Education Worth the Price?

Interesting piece from the Economist on the return for investment on higher education. Given the associated costs, perspective students really need to be clear on why they are pursuing higher education.

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Rescuing US biomedical research from its systemic flaws

Rescuing US biomedical research from its systemic flaws
Glad to see that this issue is finally being raised. This article applies equally well to Europe and Japan. The nature of academic research, especially at top tier institutions, has become so hyper-competitive that the nature of academic collegiality is in serious danger. I am reluctant to advise young scientists these days to pursue a career in academics. The opportunities are few, and the hurdles to success high. At a certain level, society needs to decide the extent to which it values academic research. The current model is not sustainable.

Having an impact (factor)

Impact Factor

While a little dated, this is a nice take on the ludicrous nature of the use of impact factors in academics

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