Careers in Science Issue 11

Careers in Science: Academia

Co-author: Ivana Osredek

Hello, everyone! We are proud to present our new category – Careers in Science! As a natural sequel to our series of posts on studying abroad, where we compared the application processes for various countries and universities around the world, now we want to show you what the process of studying itself looks like and what path(s) you can take after completing your studies! In this issue, we will talk about different job opportunities in academia.

Academia is a widely used term for research and professorship. Unfortunately, it is not uniformly structured globally, since different countries have different names, qualifications and conditions for various positions. However, they are becoming standardized all over the world, which will enable researchers to study and improve their knowledge and skills wherever they want.

Issue 8 Understanding Science

How do we learn and how do we remember?

Learning is the process of acquiring new knowledge, skills, and behaviour. It follows us throughout our lives and enables us to adapt to various new situations.

Memory is the ability of storing the knowledge, skills, and behaviour acquired through learning in our brains. We can differentiate between explicit and implicit memory, as well as sensoric, short-term, and long-term memory. These types of memory are frequently misunderstood, so I will try to explain them as easily as possible.

Issue 6 Understanding Science

Growth-accommodating implants – a breakthrough in medicine

Surgeons. Credit: Piron Guillaume on Unsplash

Medicine is rapidly advancing as various scientific discoveries are implemented into everyday medical practice. One of the most recent fascinating developments are growth-accommodating implants: therapeutic medical devices manufactured to replace, support or enhance a part of the body while not restricting its growth.