Postdocs should bear one thing in mind above all else: a strategy to withdraw from academia is highly advisable, for secure positions are rare.
Postdocs need to be highly skilled, ambitious, and flexible. In return, they are frequently offered little more than autonomy in their work.
Universities and research institutions have strict requirements and high expectations for postdoc applications. How to make a good impression.
Although there are positive signs of change, working conditions for postdocs in Germany remain difficult. Andreas Keller, director of the GEW explains exactly where the problems lie and what changes still need to be made.
With a long tradition in providing educational excellence, Switzerland proves a popular choice for the international student. This article examines its higher education system, and why it is popular with students from abroad and scientists alike.
Husbands or wives of research fellows are allowed to work when the research fellow is entitled to take up gainful employment or when they have been living together as a married couple in Germany for at least two years.
Science has always had a high priority in Germany. How did the scientific system in Germany develop from its beginnings in the 14th century until today and what are the most important fields of research?