A lighter weight of paper?

“The dilution of PhD standards damages the status of every aspect of UK academe. Recently there has been unusual noise and anxiety about the classification and the quality of our undergraduate degrees. If silence is any guide, there is no such concern about our PhDs, which are, after all, the entrance qualification to the academic clerisy, and are still spoken of with reverence as something beyond ordinary human accomplishment. Unfortunately the reality is otherwise. Just as bachelors degrees have become less demanding, so PhDs have become something quite different from what they were …” (more)

[Kevin Sharpe, Times Higher Education, 28 August]

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