Strategizing to Strengthen Research Culture: Towards Developing World Class Higher Education. Andreas Bender, PhD [email protected] Department of Chemistry and Fellow of King’s College University of Cambridge. Propelling Academic Excellence through World Class Practices.
Andreas Bender, PhD
Department of Chemistry and Fellow of King’s College
University of Cambridge
Propelling Academic Excellence through World Class Practices
The following will all be
- What I say is just a selection of topics I would like to share, a collection of ideas. Pick what you like!
-> Need to attract the right people in the first place! Motivation needs to be intrinsic, otherwise you will fail
“What an Oxford tutor does is to get a little group of students together and ‘puff smoke’ at them. Men who have been systematically smoked at for four years turn into ripe scholars. (The smoke kindles the torch in the heart of students.)”
“What Makes a Good University? Thoughts
and Suggestions”, Yang Fujia
-> Believe into your goal! (Or otherwise change it.)
(Don’t reply to emails if you can better get work done in the same time... It’s the important things that matter in the end!)
A few words of what worked for me... yourself
Supervising Research Students
PhD Student input
You are the expert in your area (even worldwide)!
A PhD prepares you to lead other people, personally and scientifically!
Discrepancy is mostly due to realizing the limitations of the methods used – which is a sign of intellectual maturity!
Wise man said:
“Those who want look for ways;
Those who don’t want look for reasons”
Performance assessments... and trust responsibility for yourself and your project!
BMJ 1998 (316) 1079-1088
“Management guru Peter Drucker said that incoming leaders should never say, “What can I do?” The question always has to be “what needs to be done.” If you follow that mantra “what needs to be done” instead of just unilaterally imposing your will, that means you are asking faculty, students, deans, department heads “‘ok, what are the issues here?” [...]
In addition, trust people. You know, Ralph Waldo Emerson always said that if you trust people they will trust you back 20 times over. Emerson well sums up my beliefs. Once trust is gone, the relationship is over.”
– Wefald, Journal of Management Inquiry 2012 21: