The corona crisis has put research on hold. This impacts all science, but especially PhDs and young researchers are concerned about the situation. Many share the same fear: not being able to finish their research on time. ‘Most PhDs worry about the situation. None of them know if they will be allowed to extend their deadlines,’ says the PhD Network of the University of Twente (P-NUT).
The Young Academy of the University of Twente (JA@UT) organized their first meeting dedicated to tenure track today. The lunch discussion was led by Hans Hilgenkamp and Peter Apers and aimed to bring various tenure trackers together and provide them with useful advice: ‘Dare to be a leader.’
Since the 29th of March 2016, Tatiana Filatova is officially a member of the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), a group of the top young scientists in the country. As such, she hopes to influence the research funding policy and to initiate a national evaluation of the tenure track system.
What is the beauty of science and why do scientists consider their work beautiful? That was the underlying question behind the latest Studium Generale lecture, during which UT scientists talked about their research and the beauty they have discovered through it.
Young Academy of the University of Twente is an association of excellent researchers and academic staff members from the UT. Only the best of the best can become members of Young Academy and get the chance to influence the scientific community. Two of the board members, Jacco Snoeijer and Joris van Hoof, explain more about the organization.