The Max Planck Society has joined forces with Technische Universität München to launch an ambitious programme for junior scientists incorporating a tenure-track career system. The scheme is the first of its kind in Germany.
By Coach Susana Lindblom
I have repeatedly heard people comment that “this person is too old to change his/her behaviour” or “it is impossible to change certain behaviours”. And, repeatedly, I have seen that this is not true: Transformational change, change that last in time, is accesible for everyone, no matter who you are. The problem is what people normally percieve learning to be and the misconception around how human beings actually learn.
Students have an unrealistic expectation of their job prospects on graduating, a British survey has found. The Student Employability Index, which questioned 4,000 students at 20 universities, finds amost three-quarters (79%) expect to be in a graduate-level job within six months. But government figures show that only only around half (53%) of those who graduated within the past five years are in such jobs.
by Max Long
Learning a language is about taking the plunge and just getting into conversation at the earliest possible opportunity. Inevitably, however, this can sometimes result in some embarrassing or amusing mistakes. Here are some of the most common mistakes Spanish-speakers make when learning English.
Leadership is something of a buzzword these days, a concept which has seeped into academia from the corporate world. But what does it mean in the university “business”.