Protests raise questions over role of universities – University World News

I’m cited in this newspaper article:

Protests raise questions over role of universities – University World News.

By Jan Petter Myklebust (March 13; university world press)

“Associate professor in the department of methods and statistics at Utrecht University, Rens van de Schoot, told University World News: “Luckily my own university [Utrecht University] is not taking part in this experiment. I do not see how changing the status of PhD students into bursary students will improve the quality of their research.

“I prefer supervising PhD students who are relaxed and feel secure about their position, including secondary arrangements like pregnancy leave, so that they can focus on writing high-quality papers instead of being afraid not to become ill.” “

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