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  1. Jane Hillston and Julie Welburn awarded medals by the Royal Society of Edinburgh

    15.09.21 | The AcademiaNet members received their medals for outstanding work in computer science and cell biology, respectively.

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  2. Daniela Grunow and team win funding for new DFG Research Unit on the consequences of social change

    09.09.21 | The new Research Unit will investigate how changing social structures affect individual views, beliefs and behaviours in today’s Germany.

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  3. Christiane Helling becomes new director of the Space Research Institute of the ÖAW

    31.08.21 | The astrophysicist will among other things lead the institute through its contribution to ESA’s VOYAGE 2050 programme.

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  4. Anja Boisen lands 6 million DKK in funding from the Novo Nordisk Foundation

    30.08.21 | With the grant comes the title of Distinguished Innovator, making the renowned health tech researcher and nanotechnologist an ‘ambassador for innovation’.

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  5. Karin Jacobs elected Vice President of the German Research Foundation (DFG)

    12.08.21 | The experimental physicist is one of four new appointees to the Executive Committee of Germany’s largest research funding body.

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  6. Anneli Kaasa: ‘My hypothesis is that different theories just group the same cultural elements in somewhat different ways’

    09.08.21 | It’s time to take a clear-headed look at the way we study culture, argues Anneli Kaasa, Professor of Social and Cultural Studies in Economics at the University of Tartu. For a subject of such crucial importance to governments and businesses around the world, there is too much confusion—both for researchers and the public.

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  7. Sandra Luber is the 2021 recipient of the Coblentz Award

    26.07.21 | The theoretician, who develops novel computational methods in absorption and vibrational spectroscopy, is among only a handful of women to win since 1964.

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  8. Maria Leptin to become new President of the European Research Council

    15.07.21 | The developmental biologist only recently stepped down from her role as Director of EMBO.

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  9. Elizabeth von Hauff becomes Director of the Fraunhofer FEP Institute

    12.07.21 | The physicist, who specialises in solar power and energy conversion, has also been given a professorship at the Dresden University of Technology.

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  10. Tatjana Parac-Vogt: ‘In my group, we have a few babies. I mean, why not?’

    01.07.21 | Women shouldn’t feel bad about having children, even if they haven’t landed a permanent position yet, says Professor Tatjana N. Parac-Vogt. We spoke to the bioinorganic chemist from KU Leuven about creating a more inclusive academic culture, the importance of mentorship and the new will at universities to solve academia’s gender parity problem.

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