[Beowulf] Degree

Peter Clapham pc7 at sanger.ac.uk
Wed Oct 24 08:09:42 PDT 2012

On 24/10/2012 15:46, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
> On Oct 24, 2012, at 3:19 PM, Hearns, John wrote:
>> .
>> Thing is, I need some kind of degree in this stuff to do the kind of
>> work I really want to do. Especially in Germany, organisations
>> involved in HPC usually strictly require an advanced degree if you
>> want to be paid.
>> In the UK it is quite normal for people who want to gain
>> qualifications
>> whilst working to go through the Open University   http://
>> www.open.ac.uk/
> Most interesting
> Isn't one of the many problems of the UK that the Feodal system from
> some centuries ago is still
> there in UK- you have to pay bigtime to get your PHD, whereas PHD
> students over here get an income?

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