By Dr Inga Griškova-Bulanova, Scientist at Vilnius University and Dovilė Šimkutė, PhD Student at the Vilnius University Life Sciences Centre A recent meta-analysis (a research approach that combines the results of many different studies to Read more […]
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 […]
This article evidences results from ESOF 2020, by having travel grantees telling their personal experiences as early-career researchers.
Prof. Tavernarakis narrates his ambitions and challenges in his new role as Vice-President ERC and the perspectives for research in Europe.
Slovenia joining the Institut Laue-Langevin, a powerful neutron source as a scientific member marks a new era of science for the country.
Science is probably the last bastion of true freethinking but is being swallowed by this make-money-get-profit world. Science and scientists are becoming more and more detached from the pure curiosity and they are embracing this notion that an idea must first be sold in order to be explored.
In a scientific world where there are too many candidates for the scarce positions and funds, recruitment became extremely demanding. With the needed ambition to publish more impactful stories, scientists often choose not to publish smaller projects. But is that really important? And, if so, can we foresee some solutions? These are some the questions we discuss in the present article.
The wind energy industry is at a crossroads. With 40 to 80 GW of wind capacity reaching the end of its designed operational life in the next decade according to WindEurope, lifetime extension is a top priority and data will play a big role in accomplishing Read more […]
Political populism, with its accompanying “fake news” and pseudoscience, leaves scientists distraught. But maybe scientific research itself needs a reboot. Research can no longer win public funding on the mere promise of a possible contribution to society. Read more […]
Recently, I have involved the Homo scientificus europaeus project in both a national and local initiative, first in Spain and then in Barcelona. My apologies for writing in the first person. This was not on the agenda. Two weeks ago, I realized that the Read more […]
Any politician that dangles the carrot of a graduate premium on future earnings to justify increases in student fees, interest rates on loans, or adjusting student loan repayment thresholds, should be challenged for gross mis-selling. These are the findings of a recent report by the UK Intergenerational Foundation. In this opinion piece, the author of the report warns of the possible financial implications of postgraduate student loans for the future financial health of students and their career prospects. This phenomenon, particularly acute in the UK, could soon reach other countries in Europe, should they be tempted to follow suit.