"The business plan for a typical modern-day research laboratory is akin to that of a business leasing a retail store, or space in a shopping mall."
You are in research just because:
a) you feel you ought to,
b) you think you can't do anything else, or
c) you've left it too late to change.
"The rule of thumb is: Knowledge is an absolute necessity, but it is not everything."
"I wanted to learn more about establishing priorities for science initiatives in regions that traditionally do not receive significant science funding."
"Whatever happens, we won't give up."
"What use is knowledge if you can't share it?"
I viewed improving the conditions for graduate students and postdoc fellows as a priority.
The decision today will give basic research in Germany a new impetus --Edelgard Bulmahn, German Science Minister
"Niet meer dan één op de tien postdocs komt in aanmerking voor een vaste aanstelling aan een universiteit..."
There is a risk if you are not adequately prepared for a management position.
A PhD will prepare you to do research at the bench.
"You are going to be changing your directions and your careers throughout your entire life and you need to be open to it and look forward to the opportunities."
"The need for individuals with biological expertise to become engaged in policy and security debates has become clear to all."
"[A] laissez-faire approach to STI issues ... has, over the past decades, severely damaged Canada's ability to establish its position in the global scientific community."
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