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India STEM Foundation - The First of Its Kind, connecting young minds around the world

The India STEM Foundation was born in a journey to bridge the gap of scientific skills between students in India and those in technologically advanced countries. At the root of this organization is Sudhanshu Sharma, a visionary determined to…

New MSc course in science communication in Manchester

The Manchester Metropolitan University is starting a new Masters-level course in Science Communication in September 2016. Crastina got in touch with the programme leader, Dr Sam Illingworth. Hi Sam, could you tell us what will the study programme…

Swedish trailblazer project has recruited women to tech university for 30 years

Lund University, Sweden, started a recruiting project in 1984 to attract more women to technical educations. Today, 30 years later, the project Flickor på Teknis (‘Girls in Tech’) is still running and with great success.

Advice for a newborn academic: bring your compass!

“Every time we learn something new, we challenge naivety,” writes Simon Peyda, biomedical researcher from Karolinska Insitutet, Stockholm, who is making his own path through the academic system. Two of his messages to other young job-seekers:…

Terrible or Formidable? You are in charge of how the recruiters perceive you!

Presenting oneself in an industrial context can be a true challenge for researchers fostered in an academic culture. Bérénice Kimpe, career facilitator for PhDs in France and Germany, has a main message: make sure you present yourself the way you want to be perceived.