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Response to debate about what it means to be a scientist

Response to debate about what it means to be a scientist

Last week, two opposing opinion articles started a debate about what it means to be a scientist. A few staff members of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) put together a short response. 
“Observant, don’t give the stage to that man”

“Observant, don’t give the stage to that man”

It all started a couple of weeks ago with a heated discussion between a Maastricht PhD candidate and a UM professor on LinkedIn. The subject: when may you call yourself a real scientist? If you spend 24 hours a day, seven days a week working in your field and already have a considerable number of publications to your name? The view of professor Har...

On being a scientist: is it a lifestyle or a 9-5-job?

On being a scientist: is it a lifestyle or a 9-5-job?

“Whenever I read young scientists complaining about long working hours or stress or not having a permanent position, my advice is ‘leave science’. Science is creative, an art form. No artist, singer, writer would ever complain about long working hours or lack of a permanent job. It’s not a normal job but it can be the best j...