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A winning sausage conference submission, with citation indexes (Rousse)

EH and I felt obliged to attend the University research conference, even though much of the content was of little interest to us. On our arrival we could tell that many of our colleagues had ignored the event. This was … Continue reading

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How long does it take to write up a PhD? (Rousse)

By my calculations (in pencil, on a grid) it would take at least another 38 days to complete the write-up of the thesis. This was double the student’s estimate. It also meant that the submission would be delayed even further … Continue reading

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Assignment deadline mix-up (Rousse)

I was proud of my student who advised the stranger on the street of impending assignment submission deadlines. However, I felt that I had to butt in and say that this sort of enquiry should really be routed to the … Continue reading

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Impatient engineers and cigar-smoking students (Rousse)

At 3pm I joined a meeting of colleagues in the School of Engineering. I never realised before just how many there were of them: hundreds! When it came to my turn to speak it was hard work to shout above … Continue reading

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How not to peer review conference submissions (Rousse)

AM reminded me why she would have very little time to herself next academic year: she was organising a conference in Leipzig. Apart from the idiotic behaviour of one of her colleagues, who refereed conference submissions by lining up yellow … Continue reading

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Patents show the way to invest (Rousse)

TF could not wait to share his enthusiasm for the Thomson Reuters Derwent World Patent Index. “Patent submissions show where innovation is happening in industry”, he explained. “With this database we can track the most innovative companies, and make good … Continue reading

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Cycling academics, poor publishing standards, diet Coke rations, a farewell disco, and stiletto heels (Rousse)

I cycled to work to mark the last day of operation of Queen Margaret’s Corstorphine campus. Many other Edinburgh academics did the same, discussing the poor standard of journal submissions as they rode the route. Because it was such a … Continue reading

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