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  • September 28, 2007

  • Continent-Hopping

    European science trainees who want to add an American dimension to their studies, and American students wanting to experience European culture, now have more international degree programmes to choose from. The Atlantis scheme, which aims to foster collaborative education between European and American universities, has existed for a while, offering… Read More
  • September 25, 2007

    Nothing to Fear but Software Itself

    The reasons for the falling numbers of women getting computer science degrees are a mystery to educators and computer industry planners, but according to a recent Associated Press story, a new Ph.D. in computer science may have identified one of the causes: the design of software, a computer scientist’s main product. Laura Beckwith, a 2007… Read More
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  • September 12, 2007

    Maths and Informatics Fellowships in Europe

    The European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) is inviting Ph.D.-holders from all over the world to apply for their Alain Bensoussan fellowship program. The fellowships are addressed to scientists having gained their Ph.D. less than 4 years ago, or to final-year Ph.D. students graduating in time to start the fellowships by… Read More
  • September 10, 2007

    Funding for Study in Asia

    The Freeman-Asia program, a joint undertaking of the Freeman Foundation and the Institute of International Education (IIE), offers grants to undergraduates for study in Asia.  The awards range from $3,000 for a summer program to $7,000 for an academic year, and have no discipline restrictions. The Freeman-Asia program has supported more than 3… Read More
  • September 7, 2007

    The Perfect E-mail

    Two weeks ago, our colleague Babette Pain reported on a story in the French daily Le Monde about ways to better manage the increasing flow of e-mail. Today, Wired magazine’s blog offers a look at the problem from the other end of the telescope, offering advice on how to write better e-mail messages. This entry… Read More
  • Prayers for Dollars

    A rally this week in Bulgaria brought together religion and science, but not for the typical debate: A group of young scientists went to the Bulgarian parliament building to pray for more science funding. The scientists, reportedly from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and universities throughout the country, walked around the parliament building… Read More
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