Academic Lexicon

I thought I had a good grasp of English. At the very least, an advanced level of fluency. This confidence was temporarily erased when I attended a seminar two days into my programme. This guy, an elderly, tweed-jacketed, distinguished European professor of economics walks into the room, whiteboard marker in hand. He starts to talk […]

Considering a PhD in Germany

In my decision to pursue higher education abroad, I considered several potential desitinations. Top on my list were English-speaking countries in the following order: USA, Canada, UK and Australia. The US fascinated me, Canada is next to the US :), the UK’s education system is familiar, and Australia would have been fun based on my […]