Hesperus is Bosphorus

A group blog by philosophers in and from Turkey

How to move from a Turkish institution to a UK one

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Or not. Read all about it in Istvan Aranyosi’s Times Higher Ed article, here.

For those of you who don’t know Istvan, he is not crazy, and he is one of the most pleasant colleagues it has been my pleasure to work with.

He’s also got some pretty good people writing references on his behalf. So it’s truly a mystery how this happened to him. Or rather, it’s a sign, as he persuasively argues, that there’s something wrong with the system.

NewApps has replied to the article, here.

Note that Eric Schliesser describes Bilkent as a ‘fantastic institution’! It had occured to me that one of the obstacles Istvan faced was that people outside Turkey perhaps did not think of Bilkent as a fantastic place, but more as a ‘have you ever heard of it?’ place. I’ll be glad if I’m wrong.


Written by Sandrine Berges

May 23, 2013 at 1:28 pm

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