Scholar Minds –Growing up in Science

Throughout your scientific career, you might have faced struggles, detours, switching fields, or even failures. When you look around at your colleagues or your supervisors, you might think that their journeys in academia, not like yours, were smooth and straight forward. 

When we are asked to tell our career stories or submit our CVs, we focus on our achievements and success. This, no wonder will create an impression that struggling is rare in academia and the path to success is clear and straight. 

In Growing up in Science - Berlin, we would like to present more honest stories about working in academia. In every talk, we feature a scholar's story focusing on doubts, struggles, detours, and failures throughout all stages of his/her career. In this series, we aim to examine in some depth and in the context of a broader narrative the hidden human factors of working and succeeding in academia.   

Growing up in Science was started in 2014 at New York University by professors Wei Ji Ma and Cristina Alberini. Now it runs worldwide in many universities. We are glad to offer this series in Berlin too. 
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