Training the next generation of researchers – three perspectives

“… to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit.” …is the first objective that appears in the official guidelines of the European Commission (EC),...

The annual retreat of ISA

Angèle Bénard-Sankaran Oct 2, 2019 · 3min read Some energetic early birds, a few sleepy heads and a couple of late comers, all boarded a mini-bus on a fine Thursday morning in June to drive towards a cute village in Catalonia’s countryside. We were headed for two days of intense...

A (half-)outsider view of ISA

Karel De Pourcq Jun 14, 2019 · 2,5min read   What is ISA? Well, yes, what the heck is this place? An easy question to ask, and perhaps a frequent one at that (locally). But it is not a simple one to answer, and not at all because things are...

First “affaire” in Paris on Open Science

Michela Bertero Jun 10, 2019 · 2min read   No other city than Paris could have been a more ideal setting for our first story from “Affair(e)s in Science”. The city of love… but also of top-notch science. I was in Paris last March in one of the research institutes bearing...