funding a suitable grad school

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mrfotih
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funding a suitable grad school

Postby mrfotih » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:52 pm

I have found a school which has at least 15 professors working on a field, which i am interested in. I was very happy to find such a huge program of my filed of interest, but almost all the professors are in their sixties or seventies, except one or two in fifties.
Do you think it is better to chose a school with younger professors? Is in't risky to work with an old professor?

ElenaPh
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Re: funding a suitable grad school

Postby ElenaPh » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:57 am

mrfotih wrote:I have found a school which has at least 15 professors working on a field, which i am interested in. I was very happy to find such a huge program of my filed of interest, but almost all the professors are in their sixties or seventies, except one or two in fifties.
Do you think it is better to chose a school with younger professors? Is in't risky to work with an old professor?



It depends on how many years you plan to work with a professor :D

deekin
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Re: funding a suitable grad school

Postby deekin » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:21 am

I doubt all 15 of them will drop dead once you become a student. Apply and see what happens!

ElenaPh
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Re: funding a suitable grad school

Postby ElenaPh » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:32 am

deekin wrote:I doubt all 15 of them will drop dead once you become a student. Apply and see what happens!



haha....good one :D

mrfotih
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Re: funding a suitable grad school

Postby mrfotih » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:33 pm

Except dropping dead :mrgreen: , senior professors usually established themselves already, and also they may not be very active researchers. Most of them may not interact with their students directly, which is not very desirable!

bfollinprm
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Re: funding a suitable grad school

Postby bfollinprm » Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:44 pm

It's pretty easy to check to see if a professor is (still) doing interesting active research. If the answer is yes, who cares how old he/she is?




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