Professor is a useful title
-And a career step which I’m glad to take even though my daily work will not change dramatically.
Our new professor Buon Kiong Lau, or Vincent as most of us know him, says he is happy to be promoted as he grabs the coffee-mug and prepares for a chat on academic careers.
The importance of reaching the professors level shall not be underestimated.
-It is a good statement of qualifications and you don’t need to explain all your merits to everyone, he says.
Vincent realized that he was approaching the professors title around 2012 – 2013 -Enough qualifications and merits in place so I decided to go for it.
Guidelines and checkpoints have progressively become stricter and it’s the Deans decision to allow the application by writing a letter of support.
After improving a little on lower-level education 2013 the gap was filled.