Jan. 3, 2021

Importance of Editing and Proofreading in Academic Writing

Writing is the most effective way of communicating your research ideas and results. The quality of the research paper decreases if it is filled with spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors. Enago, an information platform for scientists, presents helpful tips on editing with a new infographic.  Read more...
Dec. 18, 2020

Call for KlarText Prize 2021

KlarText Prize for Science Communication enters the next round! German speaking doctoral graduates, who completed their doctorate in 2019 or 2020, can apply for the KlarText Prize for Science Communication until February 28, 2021.  Read more...
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...
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