发表于 2016-11-24 02:31:49
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Posted 20 October 2016 - 10:50 PM
In fact, as a rule of thumb, those with a PhD at a decent university in the US have a higher chance of securing a post-doc position at a European university than vice-versa.
This is true. I hope the conversation on graduate school in China can be similar. When comparison between US and European universities can be civil, why not China?
Also, for undergraduates, US universities usually offer the freedom to elect any courses you are interested in. In China and continental Europe, you go to school to study biology, you study biology, and are not really given the chance to broaden your horizons. No wonder it is easier to secure a post-doc position in both China and Europe with a US degree, while the opposite direction is not that easy. This is not because of some mysterious "Western university" concept, on the contrary, it can be explained rationally. When interdisciplinary research is encouraged, students do better. Europe has the same problem China has when it comes to this. In addition, China has other challenges. For example, can international students learn Chinese?