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Technological vulnerabilities that threaten the European Union’s ‘Open Strategic Autonomy’ and the EU’s response

According to expert Dr Alice Pannier, 'Strategic Autonomy' is also referred to as 'sovereignty', but it's 'open' in order to not undermine the openness of the EU economy: "If the EU has technological sovereignty, it will be able to act autonomously on the international stage rather than have to rely on foreign suppliers and potentially ...

A forum to protect academic freedom in the EU

A forum to protect academic freedom in the EU

On 28 November 2022 the European Parliament President Roberta Metsola has launched the ‘EP Forum for Academic Freedom’ during a high-level conference hosted by the Panel for the future of Science and Technology (STOA). Many academics are working in increasingly hostile environments. This STOA initiative will monitor threats to the independence of researchers, scientists and ...

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Prof. Stéphanie Ruphy: Research integrity is about trust

Dr Stéphanie Ruphy is Professor of philosophy of science at the École normale supérieure - Université PSL in Paris. She is currently the Director of the French Office for Research Integrity. She recently helped draft a research integrity oath for Ph.D.s in France. We discuss with her research ethics and integrity in practice. Most people ...

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Science for children: shaping the future by expanding young minds

Children are the future. A future that will depend on their ability to make informed decisions on complex topics. Gaining scientific literacy and critical thinking skills will help secure that future.

Education, artificial, intelligence and business idea concept. Laura Henderson interview.

A scientist’s opinion: interview with Laura Henderson on science communication and children

Laura Henderson: "We need to give children access to today's discoveries so they can lead the world of tomorrow" Interview with Laura Henderson, Head of the Program for Public Outreach of Frontiers for Young Minds (FYM), a journal that offers science to children, edited by children. What is Frontiers for Young Minds? Laura Henderson: FYM ...

Education, artificial, intelligence and business idea concept. Rita Campos interview.

A scientist’s opinion: interview with Rita Campos on science communication and children

Interview with Rita Campos, researcher at the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra (CES-UC), member of the Observatory for Education Policies and Professional Development, and co-coordinator of the Working Group "Citizen Science and Education" What drove you to get involved in science communication for children? Rita Campos: My personal answer is that ...

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ESMH Media Review – October 19, 2022

AI, digital skills and research integrity: check out the ESMH selection of 44 science and tech news published in the last weeks on the web.

Benjamin List interview: The panelists Brian Schmidt, María Miserendino, Antje Boetius, Sophie Gutenthaler, Venki Ramakrishnan & moderator Adam Smith discuss trust in Science, trust in Chemistry during the 71 st Lindau Nobel laureate meeting in Germany in May.

Prof. Benjamin List: “Communicating science accurately is vital – otherwise we will never achieve trust in science”

Prof. Dr Benjamin List was awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on asymmetric catalysis alongside David MacMillan from Princeton University. He studied chemistry at the Free University of Berlin and earned his doctorate at Goethe University Frankfurt (1997, Prof. G. Mulzer). He worked at the Scripps Research Institute Department of Molecular ...