This article seeks to ask how such researchers could expand their perception on research impact by focusing on assumptions.
When employers were asked about the type of skills they thought researchers would have only about a quarter of respondents said they thought researchers would have high levels of commercial awareness. This compared to closer to 100% who thought researchers had a high level of skill in data analysis (phew!). So why should this matter? Well, because employers in many sectors of industry value commercial awareness.
Change is an enduring feature of our modern lives. As the climate crisis, the ongoing wars, the COVID pandemic, the global movement for social justice, and the emerging developments in artificial intelligence have shown, change may be very sudden or creep up on us, but it is often disruptive. We can expect future societal disruptions that impact the way we work, interact, and think. This uncertainty is a challenge for all. How can we prepare future generations for an unknown and constantly changing future?
ndividual, but also for the progress of science, because how scientists feel affects the research they do. Researching without passion is routinely assumed to infringe on its quality and novelty. As external funding directs ever more research, it is time for funders to take scientists’ emotions seriously.
Academia is more than a workplace. People choose to pursue a career in academia because they are passionate about science, eager to keep pushing the bounadries of our understanding of the world, making a vital contribution to the advancement society. Researchers Read more […]
Written by Eoin Galligan, Business Development Manager, University of Aarhus Abstract: In recent years, Governments have changed university funding in order to expand the outcomes achieved by university research. In addition to publications, Read more […]
By Eoin Galligan Introduction The university research sector has experienced major change over the last 10 or so years. Key funding programmes such as Horizon 2020, changed the traditional outcomes of research, with new vocabulary such as ‘impact’ Read more […]
In this podcast, José V. Siles from NASA explains how scientific balloons are flown and operated from Anctartica.
This article explores the ESOF 2020 session about who is responsible for transferable skills and how can RRI and open science help.
Prof. Tavernarakis narrates his ambitions and challenges in his new role as Vice-President ERC and the perspectives for research in Europe.
The International Selection Committee for EYRA 2019-2020 has selected Michael Bossetta as the recipient of the EYRAward for PhD students and Valentina Sessini as the recipient of the EYRAward for Postdocs.
With university and other research institutions closed, researchers have had their research interrupted: from slight readjustments to work from home to complete project interruptions that cause delays.