SCNAT and its network are committed to a sustainable science and society. They support policy-making, administration and business with expert knowledge and actively participate in public discourse. They strengthen the exchange across scientific disciplines and promote early career academics.

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Towards more sustainability, diversity and equal opportunities in science

Academia today is characterised by unhealthy competition, publication pressure and quantification practices. This puts people in research in the background. We want to counteract this and call for the enabling of reflected innovation and creativity in a slow science.

Better Science
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Academic work should be characterised by sustainability, diversity, and equal opportunities: it should provide quality in a holistic sense, whereby quantity and speed are not the primary considerations. The Better Science Initiative contributes to a rethinking of the current paradigm of quantifiable scientific and scholarly work. Our ten calls to action concerning research, teaching, and administration draw attention to these issues. SCNAT is partner of Better Science.


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