Article: Finkel (hilariously) defends the PhD – The Australian

Friday, 29 July 2016

“Next time somebody throws the 'job ready’ phrase at you, invariably in the negative context, retaliate that your role is to train graduates who are 'job capable’.”

Chief scientist Alan Finkel has shown he’s a bon vivant and attention-grabbing speaker with two speeches in Melbourne illustrating his way with words.

Read the full article on The Australian’s website.

You can read Dr Finkel’s speech transcripts in the Speeches section of

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