Peer review: A key ‘transferable skill’ for researchers

What’s currently missing from the  peer review training available for researchers?  Everyone knows that peer review is the cornerstone of academic publishing. We all rely on other experts, our peers, to ‘quality control’ submitted research, to suggest improvements and changes, all before articles are finally – hopefully – published in journals. The higher-profile the journal, … Read more

Postdoctoral studies in Sweden: Insights on funding agencies and research opportunities to advance your academic career 

Sweden is well known globally for its breath-taking views, white winters, fika (coffee culture) and its emphasis on sustainability, social welfare system and high level of technological innovation. According to the World Economic Forum, Sweden ranks as the second most innovative country in the world which invests heavily in education and approximately 3 percent of … Read more

Turku Intersectoral Excellence Scheme (TIES): Perspective from a funder, Dr. Martin Cloonan, Director of the Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS) 

Preface: We were recently introduced to Dr. Martin Cloonan, Director of the Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS), to talk about an exciting, new interdisciplinary fellowship program. Could you briefly share your career story and what you like most about working in your role? My career path has been rather unconventional. I’m from the U.K. … Read more

Ist internationale Mobilität – sind die USA immer noch der beste Ort für die Ausbildung von Postdoktoranden? 

Internationale Mobilität ist unter akademischen Forschern seit langem akzeptiert, und es ist ganz normal, dass ein Forschungslabor mindestens ein halbes Dutzend Nationalitäten unter seinen Mitgliedern hat. Dieser internationale Austausch von akademischen Talenten wird als vorteilhaft empfunden und gilt auf individueller Ebene als der etablierte Weg zu einer unabhängigen Forschungskarriere. Eine der ersten Adressen für die … Read more

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