Dec. 8, 2020

From “I” to “We” – Addressing Gender Imbalances in the Natural Sciences

Elephant in the Lab - a blog on scientific topics - just published a new article. In the interview Haibo Ruan from the The Lise Meitner Society talks about the forms of power abuse in science, its gender dimension, and how to address and overcome it.  Read more...
Dec. 2, 2020

Digital Event for Mathematicians: WE ARE A.I. By AIMS-IMAGINARY

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and Quantum Leap Africa, in partnership with IMAGINARY, invite you to the Virtual Conference and Exhibition WE ARE A.I. “Into the world of Artificial Intelligence.”  Read more...
Nov. 11, 2020

The heroines STEM: Ten women in science you should know

According to United Nations data, less than 30% of scientific researchers worldwide are women. Studies have shown that women are discouraged from, or become less interested in, entering the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) beginning at a young age. See, who of the 10 most important female scientists are and what they accompilshed.  Read more...
Nov. 6, 2020

Get to know your community – this time: Sibylle

Our alumni regularly present themselves to the community. Last time, it was Felix (see news 12th August). Today, Sibylle tells us about her passion for English Literature, why for her research never stops, and that she has a project idea for a writing workshop on "Death and Dying".  Read more...
Nov. 6, 2020

40 Alumni participated in AlumNode Get-Together

During our event "Being a Scientist and a Leader: How Do Manage Your Projects?" we had over 40 alumni from 5 continents sharing their experiences in projectmanagement. Main insights: time management is a thing, empathy and communication are the key, and don't let perfect get in the way of good.  Read more...
Nov. 5, 2020

Open Call: Leadership Academy for German-Speaking Scientists

Funding program for early-stage and mid-career researchers of all disciplines at universities and other research institutions abroad from Germany.  Read more...
Nov. 3, 2020

Don’t let COVID stop your fieldwork: three tips for successful collaborations

Collaborating in science is nothing new. However, as we adjust to life during a pandemic, more researchers might require support from colleagues and depend on those partnerships to collect the data they need to keep their labs operational. Here are some guidelines we have developed as we re-envision and diversify our collaborations.  Read more...
Oct. 26, 2020

4 High-Value and Transferable Academic Skills

What is project management and why is it an academic skill? There’s an academy-wide conversation going on about transferable academic skills. Chris from "Roostervane" runs a humorous blog on career advice for PhDs and scientists. In this article, he explains why transferable skills are essential and how they can improve your work in science.  Read more...
Oct. 22, 2020

Webinar: "The role of young academies in the development of Africa"

Join tomorrow's virtual session on "The role of young academies in the development of Africa", organized by the Global Young Academy and the Cameroon Academy of Young Scientists.  Read more...
Oct. 20, 2020

Be part of the world’s most inspiring science community

Ready for the Science Breakthroughs of the Year? Join the remote World Science Summit happening from 1 – 10 Nov 2020. Make sure to REGISTER for free and look forward to 200+ sessions with 500+ speakers.  Read more...
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