“So, what do you actually do in your PhD?” Casual questions like this can be surprisingly hard to answer for PhD students. This is because we are trained to write for scientific journals and give conference talks, not to explain our ideas at family reunions or over drinks and loud music. But they are good […]
How to deal with the numbers game in academia? After defending her PhD in December 2017, Mandy reflects on why numbers (of publications, grants) are so important in academia, and gives concrete advise for (starting) academics who need to deal with this issue.