You Must be Very Intelligent (Paperback)

Karin Bodewits

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You Must be Very Intelligent is the author's account of studying for a PhD in a modern, successful university. Part-memoir and part-expose, this book is highly entertaining and unusually revealing about the dubious morality and desperate behaviour which underpins competition in twenty-first century academia. This witty, warts-and-all account of Bodewits' years as a PhD student in the august University of Edinburgh is full of success and failure, passion and pathos, insight, farce and warm-hearted disillusionment. She describes a world of collaboration and backstabbing; nefarious financing and wasted genius; cosmopolitan dreamers and discoveries that might just change the world...Is this a smart people's world or a drip can of weird species? Modern academia is certainly darker and stranger than one might suspect...This book will put a wry, knowing smile on the faces of former researchers. And it is a cautionary parable for innocents who still believe that lofty academia is erected upon moral high ground...


Product Details

  • Product code: BGNCT
  • ISBN: 9783319593203
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 15.6cm x 23.5cm
  • Pages: 339
  • Publish date: Sun Jul 09 00:00:00 BST 2017
  • Book points: 24

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