Academics like to look down their nose at colleagues who are committed networkers. But they fail to understand that connections are essential for a successful career in academia too.
The term trainee has long ceased to be a synonym for long-term interns or low-paid career starters. Although trainees lag behind direct career entrants in terms of earnings, they often gain experience that pays off in their future careers.
Leipzig has been a respected centre of learning throughout Europe. Various research institutions and Germany´s second oldest university are based here.