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September 10, 2010

Testing Mother Earth's Resilience

Growing up in the Kruger National Park in South Africa allowed Reinette Biggs to shape her research career in unusual ways.

July 29, 2011

Securing Food for Namibia's Future

Namibia is one of the driest countries in sub-Saharan Africa. It contains two deserts -- the Namib and the Kalahari --...
July 29, 2011

Conflict Resolution

Many people in Namibia depend on the resources found in nature -- plants, animals, grazing land, and limited water...
July 29, 2011

Enjoying the View

When Riaan Steenkamp joined the faculty of the University of Namibia in 1994, the university was new and the country...
January 27, 2012

HHMI’s International Early-Career Scientists

Three awardees discuss their research careers in China, Spain, and Portugal.

November 02, 2012

Ethics Across Borders

Cultural differences in approaches to ethical issues create challenges for scientists working internationally.

November 08, 2002

NEPAD: Vision for Africa

"Proponents of NEPAD believe that it presents an historic opportunity to end the scourge of underdevelopment that afflicts Africa."

April 23, 2004

South Africa’s Own Shooting Star

Thebe Medupe was the first black astronomy student at the prestigious University of Cape Town in South Africa shortly after the fall of apartheid. Now, as one of only three black astronomers in the nation, he helps other black astronomy students in postgraduate work.

March 21, 2008

EXODUS TO ASIA: Research Opportunities Abound

Asia is enjoying enormous investment in science and technology, and is proving a major attraction in the scientific jobs market.

Boston Eve Skyline
February 15, 2013

Tips for Successful International Collaborations

Setting up successful international collaborations is about leveling the field, especially when working with partners in developing countries.

Katherine Button
April 30, 2013

Questioning the Validity of Neuroscience Results

A recent analysis in neuroscience urges caution both in reading the literature and in designing your own experiments.

May 14, 2013

Content Collection: myIDP

myIDP is a free, Web-based career-planning tool that was created to help graduate students and postdocs in the sciences define and pursue their career goals.

Irene Friesenhahn
June 12, 2013

Defining the Global State of Young Scientists

The Global Young Academy wants to offer a snapshot of the working conditions of young scientists across developed and developing countries.

June 17, 2013

Making Evidence-Based Career Decisions

myIDP helps you cut through hearsay and conjecture and base your career choices on solid data and professional experience.

Haley Gomez
June 19, 2013

Creating a Successful Online Presence

Nowadays, social media is ubiquitous, but you still need to consider how your online presence looks to future employers.

Taken for Granted
November 15, 2013

Rising Opportunities in Africa?

Africa will need lots of Ph.D. scholars to carry out its planned expansion of higher education.

Taken for Granted
December 09, 2013

Botswana Opts to Provide Technical Education at Home

The decision comes after decades of sending students abroad for a technical education.

December 13, 2013

Mind the Gap Year

Students who take time off between college and graduate or professional school often have adventures and do useful things.

December 26, 2013

The Year's Best Stories

The best and most popular stories of 2013, as chosen by readers and editors.

January 08, 2014


To honor the new year and help scientists young and old recharge their batteries, we present a list of our most motivating, empowering, and invigorating articles.