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The Lean PhD fundamentally challenges the way in which PhDs are currently pursued. It applies lean methodologies – which have been embraced by start-ups – to the doctoral research process. It explains how to apply techniques such as the minimal viable product (MVP) approach, rapid prototyping and pivoting to each stage, from choosing a topic to seeking feedback, in order to save time, make the process more efficient and demonstrate impact. Chapters are enriched with insights from PhD researchers, practical guidance on going lean and a wealth of empirical data which supports this new approach to postgraduate research.

This inspiring text is a must-read for prospective and current PhD students who wish to accelerate their careers in academia and beyond.

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BUY THE BOOK

The Lean PhD fundamentally challenges the way in which PhDs are currently pursued. It applies lean methodologies – which have been embraced by start-ups – to the doctoral research process. It explains how to apply techniques such as the minimal viable product (MVP) approach, rapid prototyping and pivoting to each stage, from choosing a topic to seeking feedback, in order to save time, make the process more efficient and demonstrate impact. Chapters are enriched with insights from PhD researchers, practical guidance on going lean and a wealth of empirical data which supports this new approach to postgraduate research.

This inspiring text is a must-read for prospective and current PhD students who wish to accelerate their careers in academia and beyond.

BUY THE BOOK NOW

About the Author


Julian Kirchherr is the author of The Lean PhD. Julian has pursued a lean PhD at the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. Prior to joining academia, Julian was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and he also ran an early stage start-up in London and Singapore.

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The PhD machine is fundamentally broken. But we can fix this together.

Launch a lean PhD circle in your city. Members of such a circle meet in small groups about once a month to support each other in their lean PhD journey. They talk openly about their progress and challenges and encourage each other to continue. Together, these PhD students are bringing about a bottom-up revolution in academia.

Lean PhD circles have already been set up in numerous cities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Berlin, Utrecht and Amsterdam.

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