SMS scnews item created by John Ormerod at Mon 9 Sep 2013 0950
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 14 Sep 2013
Calendar1: 13 Sep 2013 1400-1500
CalLoc1: Carslaw 273
Auth: jormerod@pjormerod3.pc (assumed)

Statistics Seminar: Murray Cameron -- Evolving the PhD in mathematics and statistics

Most PhD graduates in the mathematical sciences have gone on to a 
career in academia. However, the nature of research in the 
mathematical sciences is changing, the expectations of PhD graduates 
and of employers are changing and the opportunities are broadening. 
How should the PhD program change?  There are global indications of 
how the PhD should change and these are starting to be adopted in 
Australia.  I will explain how mathematics is changing and how the 
PhD needs to evolve.


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