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The decision comes after decades of sending students abroad for a technical education.
A new book aims to help young academics, in the sciences and other fields, navigate academia's rough terrain.
A Washington, D.C. ceremony salutes the expansion of Professional Science Master's degree programs in the United States.
Science and society are paying a high price for the intense pressure that scientists are under.
The United Kingdom's Science Council offers "chartered status" to scientists, emphasizing transferable skills and continuing professional development.
A political economist at King's College London writes that in employment terms, academe is similar to drug cartels.
Being a postdoc, says our Experimental Error columnist, has advantages and disadvantages.
Yes, it is possible to have a satisfying career focused mainly on college teaching.
At the moment Maria Fadri-Moskwik decided to become a scientist, she was strapped to a human hamster wheel.
From a networking standpoint, the purpose of a scientific meeting is to accumulate connections and thereby improve your odds of professional success.
Like some 750 other Greek scientists, Varvara Trachana has a faculty position—but no salary and no money to start up her lab.
The euphoria of discovery and the knowledge that your discoveries may help someone provide sufficient motivation to keep pushing forward.
The first author on the paper, Yu-yi Lin, died in the lab last year, apparently by his own hand.
Big data is good for research, but incentives in academia—including salaries—need to be brought in line.
As the tenure track shrinks, more and more teaching—including in STEM fields—is done by "off-track," low-paid, contingent faculty.
Many elements are out of postdocs' control, but there are some things they can do to increase their odds of landing a faculty position.
Women, in particular, will benefit if funding bodies and evaluation committees can improve their evaluation criteria.
India's academic job market is vibrant for Indian nationals returning from training abroad.
In a weekly feature, we point you toward career-related stories in other Science publications.
We scientists need to get out there and sell, sell, sell, even though salesmanship isn't in our marshmallows.
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