Monthly Archives: September 2013

A note on number of PhD graduates

Getting a PhD is not just getting a degree. Some of the students that choose this path in their lives are who just simply enjoy learning. Notwithstanding all the data that was presented in the piece called “PhD factory” in … Continue reading Continue reading

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Ardor for higher education in South Korea

Most of developing countries or emerging economic countries have an ardor for studying to their children for their bright future. One of the most serious countries is South Korea. Especially, South Korean people are eager that their children will enter … Continue reading Continue reading

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My generation? The class of 2017

In our first class, we heard some of the measurable data of students who were entering college in 2012. Granted, these sophomores and their 2013 freshmen class successors are not the majority of the VT student population, but even so … Continue reading Continue reading

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Interesting Roanoke Times Article

There was an interesting story in the Roanoke Times a few days ago about Virginia Tech’s only 2-year degree program.  It fits within the land grant mission on the university, and is very relevant to our discussion about the history, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Test Post in Diversity Category

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Tenure system change at KAIST in South Korea

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) which ranked 68 in the world at The Time Higher Education by Thomson Reuters in 2013. KAIST invited Dr. Nam Pyo Suh from MIT in Boston a few years ago, and … Continue reading Continue reading

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Mission Statement of Virginia Tech and Harvard College

I’ve been a hokie for 3 years, but never thought about the mission statement of Virginia Tech. I love Virginia Tech and this assignment brings a very good opportunity for me to get to know its mission. Being very curious, I searched on the VT website and copy and paste it here as shown below: […] Continue reading

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Subtle choice of words in Mission statements

By the time I graduated from Shiraz University, Iran with my undergraduate degree, I was admitted into two US universities: University of Kentucky and University of Tennessee. I picked university of Kentucky and graduated with my Master of Science in 2010. University … Continue reading Continue reading

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Journal 1

What is my preference for choosing my future academic job? I have been thinking about what the important factors are to choose my future academic job and what the priority of important factors is. Of course, It is possible to … Continue reading Continue reading

Subtle choice of words in Mission statements

By the time I graduated from Shiraz University, Iran with my undergraduate degree, I was admitted into two US universities: University of Kentucky and University of Tennessee. I picked university of Kentucky and graduated with my Master of Science in 2010. University … Continue reading Continue reading

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