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  • Europe

    Entrepreneurship: Not a family’s secret anymore

    According to a recent article written by Paz Álvarez in the Spanish finance newspaper Cinco Días, success in entrepreneurial families like Grupo Uriach, a Spanish pharmaceutical company spanning 5 generations, results from the founders and their successors transmitting their entrepreneurial spirit and vision during normal family life. "The c… Read More
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    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
  • Americas

    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
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    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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    Equal Job and Pay: Still Too-Distant a Dream for Women in Europe

    As communicated in a recent report by the European Commission, altogether women in the 27 European Member States were still earning an average of 15% less than men in 2005–a situation that has not changed since 1995. The study looked across all economy sectors so it is difficult to say how much this pay gap… Read More
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    A Portrait of Racism in Europe

    The new "Report on Racism and Xenophobia in the Member States of the EU," presented to the European Parliament by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) last Monday, shows that Europe still has much to do to guarantee a fair and equal treatment to all. The report was not specific to scientists in… Read More
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    European support for mobile researchers, in numbers

    Yesterday, the European Commission released some findings from its Mobility of Researchers and Career Development Implementation Report 2006. The report, soon to be published in full on the EC´s Web site, measures how well existing EC initiatives have supported the mobility of the European scientific workforce and helped make research careers more… Read More
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    E-mails: A help or a hindrance to productivity?

    Do you feel overwhelmed or distracted by the number of e-mails you receive each day? Or do you value e-mail as essential in nurturing and extending your network of research collaborators? Or both? An article published today in the French national newspaper Le Monde may spur you to assess how wisely you manage your flow… Read More
  • Americas

    Some Tips on Interview Seminars

    Medicinal chemist Derek Lowe over at In the Pipeline recently posted some tips on interview seminars. "… [M]any of these are things that high school speech teachers have been telling their students for decades," he writes, "but you know, there’s only so much new information in this world." Of course, you’ve had… Read More
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    Guardian Newspaper Launches Grants Portal for U.K. Researchers

    Last month, the Guardian announced that it’s launching a new Web site for U.K. research news and funding, called Guardian Research. The site is still in its demonstration phase, and you need a subscription–or you need to be at a subscribing institution–to access it. Today, Gabriel Engelhard, field sales manager for Guardian Resear… Read More
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