Alfred Nobel didn’t foresee the current era of mega scientific collaboration.
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Today's scientific research is characterized by interdisciplinary, international collaboration. Awards like the Nobel Prizes haven't caught up.
A synthesis centre in Africa would get an African perspective on global socio-environmental challenges.
A synthesis centre in Africa would massively improve the ability of researchers to understand complex scientific problems.
In the molecular-chemistry laboratory of the Ecole Polytechnique at the Université Paris-Saclay.
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How do we and should we work with the first generation "digital native" doctoral researchers?
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Science cannot ensure a sustainable future for the world’s population on its own. Artists are needed as well.
Tackling antimicrobial resistance relies on us tackling the interrelated areas of human, animal and environmental health.
The federal government is tackling antimicrobial resistance with a 'One Health' approach. But what is One Health and what can it offer that other approaches haven't?
If scientists’ knowledge is segregated in non-overlapping silos, there can’t be cross-pollination between fields.
Scientists often prioritize deep goals over broad ones. But today's "wicked" problems demand an interdisciplinary approach. A new study shows how they can tweak work styles to alter their deep/broad ratio.
Academics need to work together to solve the world’s big problems.
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We need to know what 'good' interdisciplinary research looks like.
Cooperation among scientific disciplines still requires individual experts in their fields.
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Interdisciplinary research is a lofty ideal, but the realities of how science is conducted mean that silos should not be so quickly dismissed.