The Mobile Systems Group of the University of Klagenfurt held a workshop on scientific writing. They discussed the typical parts of a paper along with specific challenges and practiced them in group work.
An analysis of robotics conferences of the past four years shows that Austria has relatively low visibility. It also shows that expertise is distributed among a handful of universities.
“What’s to expect in job interviews for a professorship?” is a commonly raised question by researchers applying for a faculty position. Here is my list of 15 questions you will most likely get.
Our mission in academia is to “explore strange new worlds, … to boldly go where no one has gone before.” Professors and their teams should be free to focus on high-risk topics, to publish less, and to emphasize quality. Collaboration with industry can sometimes help in accomplishing this mission provided you find the right partner.
Disruption, simplification, and style are some ingredients of German mobility startups that I find particularly interesting.
Trello is a software tool to manage projects and workflows using Kanban boards. It can greatly support scientists. A primer.
For many young researchers, the PhD graduation marks the end of an era of standardized salaries. They now have to negotiate their salary when they enter industry or move to a non-university research organization. Below are some tips on how to approach these negotiations. An Austrian-German perspective.
Read about my first computer and programming experience, share your own experience, and join the discussion about the best-suited tools for our kids to do first steps in programming.
My personal experience as a professor with some software tools for the Apple Mac (OS X) and iPad (iOS) that can be useful in research and teaching. By no means a comprehensive list.
Professors are often asked by master and PhD students whether an academic career can be recommended. Christian Bettstetter and Bernhard Rinner summarize their personal views on the characteristics and career paths of academic jobs and give advice to people who choose an academic career.