Is doing a PhD a waste of time?

Ireland“What use is a PhD nowadays? After almost two decades in education, is it really worth committing another three, four or even more years to a doctorate? Will it help you in your career, or are PhDs a frivolous extravagance for the rich? Once upon a time, the path for PhD students was clear: graduate and become an academic …” (more)

[Peter McGuire, Irish Times, 26 September]

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