Friday, January 16, 2009

Why we do research?

I asked Professor Uwe Hasebrink, who is supervising my master's thesis, what exactly is the role of academia in society. "We do research so that smart people can make intelligent conversation in cafes," he answered without a blink.


Girish Shahane said...

And bore their non-academic companions to tears, he failed to add.

globalbabble said...

I'll pass on your kind response to him, next time I meet him.