Why I would not recommend anyone do postgraduate studies in Switzerland

Interested in environmental studies and how things look in China?

If so, I would not recommend Switzerland as place to pursue a degree. As this story makes clear, access to and friendly relations with China seem to more important to at least one Swiss university (St Gallen) than protecting the rights of students to conduct their research and complete their studies.

Guy

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Switzerland? Really?! The more I see how deep China is with countries I would never expect, the more I wonder if WWIII already started a decade ago…

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it did. it’s a long cold winter ahead.

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another reason not to do a PhD in Switzerland is the outrageous cost of living, especially if you’re a foreigner. but a good reason to do so is the excellent standard of govt support for research, such as at places like ETH Zurich.

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Maybe one lesson here is this: don’t use social media!

Says some random guy posting on forumosa. : P

Guy

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Time for me to do it. They can’t kick me out. I’m Italian. Lmao

Here’s a 2022 update on why I would not recommend anyone from Taiwan to do research in Switzerland. Neutral country my a&&!

Guy

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Yeah with conditions—noted above.

Guy

Switzerland’s loss if they want to exclude some of the world’s most talented people.

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Yeah. No. They have clearly stated which side they’re on.

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Son of my friend got his PhD in physics in France and later worked at at CERN, and but he was dual French-Taiwanese citizen, so was not affected by any hassle.

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