Because senior researchers hire postdocs according to their projects’ need for labor, rather than the number of faculty openings awaiting the trainees, postdocs now vastly outnumber available faculty positions. The result: We have transformed a competition based on skills and talent into a lottery where few can win.
Lynn & Salzman: Techno-nationalism or building a global science and technology commons? (but what about China?)
Lynn and Salzman argue that talent and intellectual property are globally distributed. We need to recognize this new reality, not only for the benefits this would confer on humankind, but also to contend with China’s growing STI capabilities and, eventually perhaps, integrating China into a system of global collaboration.
Believe the hype – even if you shouldn’t believe all the research. China is a global top dog in tech, leading in 37 of 44 technology segments – at least according to the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (Aspi). But China is not quite as dominant as that statistic...
A recent analysis of global research output by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) concluded that China leads in 37 of 44 technology areas. China has “built the foundations to position itself as the world’s leading science and technology superpower, by...
In a new article published in Issues in Science and Technology, Leonard Lynn & Hal Salzman argue that it’s time to abandon a techno-nationalist approach to science, technology, and innovation.
Examining the longevity patterns in an economy can offset the effects of aging. Yet, if the increased lifespan isn’t healthy and productive, longevity gains will not be beneficial. Without focusing on healthy living, aging will lead to an increase in ailments and disabilities in the older population. This studio report identifies crucial links to planning for longevity and healthy aging.