- Basil Tarasov
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How to become a mathematician?
I live in Ukraine (Eastern Europe) and I want to became a mathematician so I have some problems. I don't know what I have to do. I'm in 11 grade( It's mean I will study in uni in 2014). I don't know, many people say we don't have a good education in uni. I understand I have to study math by myself.
I don't know about math society. All we need to talk with people about hobbies, but I never meet people who like math.
I guess Ukraine bachelor+master+phd(some university in Ukraine don't use USSR system since 2006) in it's not enough to be a really good mathematician
What should I do?
"According to Frances Cairncross (in April 2010) "Ukrainian education is too inward-looking, too corrupt and too poor to do a good job". According to Anders Åslund (in October 2012) the best parts of the Ukrainian education system are basic education in mathematics and science; but the quality of doctoral education is bad, particularly in management training, economics, law and languages. He also signaled that the greatest problem in the Ukrainian education system is corruption"
You may read about this http://www.kyivpost.com/opinion/op-ed/why-ukraine-keeps-falling-behind-educationally-economically-313833.html
P.S. I'm sorry. I guess many people ask this question this, but I really don't know.