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RE: The (long) future of paleontology
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf
Of David Marjanovic
Sent: Wednesday, 18 January 2006 5:31 AM
Subject: Re: The (long) future of paleontology
>> So why should a university care how long it takes a student to
>> IMHO, the university's impetus is a financial one. If a student has
>> finished his/her course work, and is writing the thesis and is
>> for only a couple "thesis/dissertation" credits per quarter, then
>> is paying the university only a small amount of money.
>Yes, in the USA, where _the student_ _directly_ _pays_ _the
>I'll say no more, for fear of starting a deeply political discussion.
I was recently informed that here in Australia (where PhD student
fees are paid for by the State) the university doesn't receive payment
for the student until _after_ the student has finished. Hence
scholarships and other such funding are set up to try to limit a student
to three years (I believe seven years is the _absolute_ limit). I was
somewhat annoyed to discover this, as I was rather hoping to have more
time available - I've got a whole family to revise, with at least thirty
and probably many more species... sasu ga invertebrates...
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