Showing posts from October, 2013

9 things you should consider before embarking on a PhD: The ideal research program you envision is not what it appears to be

By Andy Greenspon | Posted on 3 April 2013 If you are planning to apply for a PhD program , you're probably getting advice from dozens of students, professors , administrators your parents and the Internet. Sometimes it's hard to know which advice to focus on and what will make the biggest difference in the long-run. So before you go back to daydreaming about the day you accept that Nobel Prize, here are nine things you should give serious thought to. One or more of these tips may save you from anguish and help you make better decisions as you embark on that path to a PhD. 1. Actively seek out information about PhD programs Depending on your undergraduate institution, there may be more or less support to guide you in selecting a PhD program – but there is generally much less than when you applied to college. On the website of my physics department, I found a page written by one of my professors, which listed graduate school options in physics a

10 tips to finishing your PhD faster What they don’t always tell you before you sign up for graduate school

By Rodney E. Rohde, PhD | Posted on 23 October 2013  Recently, I came across a very interesting article here by Andy Greenspon, a PhD student in applied physics at Harvard: " 9 things you should consider before embarking on a PhD ." I thought Andy gave some fantastic advice, and it reminded me of a promise I made to myself while working on my PhD. In the wee hours of the night poring over coursework, informed consent documents, data analysis , and the umpteenth version of my dissertation, I vowed that if I ever finished my PhD, I would try to help others through the quicksand of a graduate school journey. I hope I can begin to offer some help in the way of this list. Really, there's much more than I can put in a list of 10 items, so be on the lookout for more advice to follow. 1. Immerse yourself in writing – and learn how to write a funding proposal. Some might say this is more important after you finish a PhD. Don't fall into that trap.

Cambodia: Education to Receive 20% Boost in 2014 Budget

By Zsombor Peter and Hul Reaksmey - October 29, 2013 The Education Ministry on Monday said it was in line for a near 20 percent hike from the government’s $3.52 billion draft budget for 2014, approved by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Cabinet on Friday, though other details of how money was to be allocated remained elusive. Newly appointed Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron said his ministry was being offered a $335 million budget for next year, up from the $280 million it was budgeted for in 2013.  “We heard the budget increased for education. The budget for 2014 increased … to $335 million,” said Mr. Chuon Naron, who was “happy” with the plan. If approved by the National Assembly later this year as expected, it will represent a 19.6 percent hike in funding for the ministry, which aid agencies and teachers’ unions have long considered desperately underfunded . Yet, the funds for education still come in at less than 2 percent of the country’s pro


ដោយ Zsombor Peter and Hul Reaksmey - October 29, 2013 ក្រសួង​អប់រំ​បាន​ឲ្យដឹង​កាល​ពី​ម្សិលមិញ​ថា ខ្លួន​នឹង​ទទួល​បាន​ ថវិកាបន្ថែម​ជិត​២០​ភាគរយ​ពី​គម្រោង​​ថវិកា​​​ ៣,៥២​ពាន់​លាន​​របស់​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​​សម្រាប់​ឆ្នាំ២០១៤។​ សេចក្ដី​​ព្រាង​​​ ថវិកា​នេះ​ត្រូវ​បាន​​ខុទ្ទ​កាល័យ​លោក​​នា​យក​រដ្ឋ​មន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន​  បានអនុម័ត​កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​សុក្រ​ ប៉ុន្តែ​សេចក្ដី​លម្អិត​ផ្សេង​ៗទៀត​ពាក់​ ព័ន្ធ​នឹង​ចំនួន​ទឹក​ប្រាក់​ដែល​ត្រូវ​បាន​លៃ​ទុក​​សម្រាប់​ក្រសួង​​នីមួយ​ៗ ​គឺ​នៅ​មិន​ទាន់​ច្បាស់នៅឡើយ​​ទេ​។​​ លោក​ ហង្ស ជួន​ណារ៉ុន រដ្ឋ​មន្ត្រី​ក្រសួង​អប់រំ​ទើប​តែ​ង​តាំង​ថ្មី​  បាន​ឲ្យ​ដឹង​ថា ក្រសួង​​របស់​លោក​​​​នេះ​​​នឹង​ត្រូវ​បាន​ផ្ដល់​ថវិកា​​ ចំនួន​៣៣៥​លាន​ដុល្លារ​​សម្រាប់​ឆ្នាំ​ក្រោយ​ គឺ​កើន​​ពី​ចំនួន​២៨០​លាន​ ដុល្លារ​​ ក្នុង​ឆ្នាំ​២០១៣​។ លោក​បាន​មានប្រសាសន៍​ថា “យើង​បាន​ឮ​ថា​ នឹង​​មាន​​​ការ​​បង្កើន​ថវិកា​ សម្រាប់​​វិស័យ​អប់​រំ​។ ថវិកា​សម្រាប់​ឆ្នាំ២០១៤​គឺ​នឹង​កើន​ដល់​​៣៥៥​លាន​ ដុល្លារ​”។ ប្រសិន​បើ​​ត្រូវ​បាន​រដ្ឋសភា​ជាតិ​អនុម័ត​​នៅ​ចុង​ឆ្នាំ​នេះ​​ដូច​​ការ​ រំពឹង​​ទុក​មែន​នោះ​ វា​នឹង​ស្មើ​នឹ​ងការ​ប