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Asked 12th Oct, 2020

What is expected from a PhD ?

PhD is considered as the highest degree one can get from the university and also is recognized worldwide. What is expected out of a PhD degree, the holder and the providing institutes ? What are expectations of society and science from them ?
Do you have any idea of how it may impact the following -
What are Health effects ?
How it effects sustainability ?
Is there any study on growth impacts ?
What about energy and environment ?
How it impacts the ecology and environment ?
How it impacts the local economy ?

Most recent answer

20th Feb, 2021
Filipe Wiltgen
Universidade de Taubaté
First of all, I know you know that, you almost never get a doctorate to get a degree. This is just a consequence of a lot of dedication.
Any and all research, when ethical and done with commitment, brings positive results to society. It is not a super power! It is dedication and seriousness, which can lead to a positive impact on society, if society and the country understand what scientific research is.
Many believe that a researcher has super powers, or that he is a type of alchemist sorcerer who creates any magic and solves the world's problems.
A seed cannot grow in arid soil, same goes for a researcher with a doctorate. Often, it needs to go away from where it was born to germinate, grow and bear fruit!
Without a favorable environment, without financial support and without a structure to conduct research. There is no way to ever win the Nobel Prize!
I hope this helps.
Regards,
Wiltgen
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Popular answers (1)

13th Oct, 2020
Alain Mwamba Mukendi
Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital / University of the witwatersrand
More scientific endeavors, constant updating, ability to supervise or train more PhD students etc...
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12th Oct, 2020
Mohamed Buheji
International Institute of Inspiration Economy
Turn to be explorer and researcher with more integral methods
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13th Oct, 2020
Alain Mwamba Mukendi
Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital / University of the witwatersrand
More scientific endeavors, constant updating, ability to supervise or train more PhD students etc...
6 Recommendations
13th Oct, 2020
Renjith R.
University of Kerala
In my perspective, a PhD should be self-transformative and must possess an intention more than getting a degree. One should intentionally and incessantly expose himself/herself to the academic arena for a long time to acquire that transformation. Read a lot of quality literature related to the topic, have useful conversations with scholarly people as many as possible, watch videos (Interviews, Documentaries, Talks, and Movies) which would directly help us to improve in our area of study. Learning new skills and remaining up-to-date in the area of interest may help us to reach the lead role. Hear scholarly podcasts when travelling or attending daily chores. Eliminating stuff which is not directly related to our topic will allow us to stay focused and save a lot of time. Dedicate a few hours every day to reflect on newly acquired knowledge and transform it into real wisdom.
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15th Oct, 2020
Omkar Singh Kushwaha
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Renjith R. Yes, your perspective is about the perfect scenario. What percentage of researchers are having this ?
15th Oct, 2020
Omkar Singh Kushwaha
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
How they are then different from other degree courses ?
15th Oct, 2020
Omkar Singh Kushwaha
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
A researcher is always a researcher.
15th Oct, 2020
Stephen Taiwo Onifade
KTO Karatay University
It's expected that candidates possess adequate information and are sufficiently up-to-date in their fields of research.
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15th Oct, 2020
Anamitra Roy
Concept Research Foundation
Dear Researcher,
This is a wonderful question.
The full form of Ph.D. is "Doctorate of Philosophy". Therefore, we can expect from this degree holder that she/ he will be able to understand the philosophy behind her/ his discipline. We can expect that she/ he will take her/ his research to a next level from time to time and thus, contribute towards the development of the world.
Thank you.
Best regards,
Anamitra.
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15th Oct, 2020
Mahfuz Judeh
Applied Science Private University
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is considered as the highest degree one can get from the university. PHD hoder is expected to focus and exert her/his efforts to be good learner, effecient researcher, and active in community service.
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15th Oct, 2020
Alejandro Rodriguez-Garcia
Tecnológico de Monterrey
A PhD should be thought as the researcher for excellency.
The grade represents the best-trained individual to perform a research project.
A PhD should be the leader of the lab and of the research group.
Teaching and training should also be a crucial role of a PhD.
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16th Oct, 2020
Renjith R.
University of Kerala
Omkar Singh Kushwaha I think very few. The major problem I've experienced is that the Universities characterised the PhD programmes in such a way that, it's just another stepping stone towards a secured career like teaching. But, I've to say this too, I've seen research supervisors who mould their students by guiding through the right path and making them be better scholars, persons, and better human beings.
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19th Oct, 2020
Adrian Filiberti
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
In my opinion, to a doctor of philosophy correspond the generation of the knowledge based in experimental-evidence but also the study and undestanding of the logic process used to build the true. PhD needs to analize the logic process behind the construction of knowledge, the links and the temporal validation of the true.
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20th Feb, 2021
Filipe Wiltgen
Universidade de Taubaté
First of all, I know you know that, you almost never get a doctorate to get a degree. This is just a consequence of a lot of dedication.
Any and all research, when ethical and done with commitment, brings positive results to society. It is not a super power! It is dedication and seriousness, which can lead to a positive impact on society, if society and the country understand what scientific research is.
Many believe that a researcher has super powers, or that he is a type of alchemist sorcerer who creates any magic and solves the world's problems.
A seed cannot grow in arid soil, same goes for a researcher with a doctorate. Often, it needs to go away from where it was born to germinate, grow and bear fruit!
Without a favorable environment, without financial support and without a structure to conduct research. There is no way to ever win the Nobel Prize!
I hope this helps.
Regards,
Wiltgen
1 Recommendation

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