Research Institute on Population and Social Policies

April 8, 2022

The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Tips, Tricks and Spells for Aspiring Scholars

La LUISS UNIVERSITY PRESS published the book by Daniele Archibugi entitled "The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Tips, Tricks and Spells for Aspiring Scholars"

"Those who observe everything and do nothing. Like this Adam Smith it defined philosophers and, in translation, scholars in general. They are university professors, engineers and researchers who work in the laboratories of companies, scholars in public bodies and non-profit organizations. Aspiring to become a scholar is a desire of many, but the suitors are always many and the places available are scarce. How to make your way through this universe? Unleashing your wits is a necessary condition, but often not enough. A scholarly apprentice must also learn how to apply to enter a prestigious university and apply for a scholarship, take advantage of the PhD and choose the right mentors, how to submit their work to authoritative journals and navigate conferences. This book explains, in a direct and irreverent way, what are the implicit rules that govern the republic of knowledge"