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Published on Nov 18, 2015

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PRESENTATION OUTLINE

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The PhD problem

ASHLYN BERNIER, TEDX EDUCATION 2012

Why do we educate?

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Why do we pursue advanced education?

CURIOUSITY
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WHY DO WE PURSUE ADVANCED EDUCATION?

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WHAT WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE?

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VALUE OF AN EDUCATED SOCIETY

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WHY DO WE PURSUE ADVANCED EDUCATION?

WHO BENEFITS FROM EDUCATION?

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KNOWLEDGE

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TAXES

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WHAT DOES IT COST?

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GOVERNMENT

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EDUCATION IS AN INVESTMENT

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What else could I have done?

WHAT IS THE VALUE OF MY EDUCATION?

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HOW CAN WE MEASURE THE VALUE OF EDUCATION?

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WHAT ARE PHDS TRAINED TO DO?

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60% OF PHDS WILL NOT PURSUE AN ACADEMIC CAREER

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Nature 2011 "Fix the PHD"

"THE SYSTEM IS DRIVEN BY THE SUPPLY OF RESEARCH FUNDING, NOT THE DEMAND OF THE OB MARKET"
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The Economist, 2011

"THE NUMBER OF PHD POSITIONS IS UNRELATED TO THE NUMBER OF JOB OPENINGS"
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Why aren't PhDs doing what they were trained for?

WHAT ELSE CAN PHDS DO?

WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?

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HOW DO WE KNOW IF ITS WORKING?

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Are we training too many PhDs?

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"UPLIFTING THE WHOLE PEOPLE"

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