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Ph.Ds From MIT, Berkeley, and a Few Others Dominate Top School's CS Faculties 155

Posted by timothy
from the not-all-colleges-are-created-equal dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A Brown University project collected the background information of over 2,000 computer science professors in 51 top universities. The data shows a skew in their doctoral degrees, "Over 20% of professors received their Ph.D. from MIT or Berkeley, while more than half of professors received their Ph.D. from the [top] 10 universities." For those professors, fewer work in theoretical computer science and there is a growing trend of recent hires in systems and applications. The original data is also publicly-editable and available to download."
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Ph.Ds From MIT, Berkeley, and a Few Others Dominate Top School's CS Faculties

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  • by ShanghaiBill (739463) on Sunday May 25, 2014 @02:23PM (#47088291)

    It's pretty sad that the other 90% of universities have so little faith in their OWN graduates that they won't hire from within.

    Many universities have policies that forbid or discourage directly hiring their own graduates for faculty positions. The reasoning is that it inhibits fresh thinking and the cross fertilization of ideas.

If you can't understand it, it is intuitively obvious.