Future of Open Source Scientific Publishing

Aaron Swartz who was fined $1 million for downloading academic journals from JSTOR, later committed suicide 9 years ago. While information should be free, publishing houses have a massive monopoly over information dissemination. While I was a student at RWTH Aachen in Germany in 2018-19, I couldn’t access the latest Elsevier journals on ScienceDirect as […]

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Is PhD Worth It When You Can Do a Lot With Your Life?

Slogging long hours, sometimes even weekends, for 3-8 years to achieve that moment of glory when people can finally refer to you as ”Dr. XYZ” is definitely a satisfying experience. However, those 3-8 years don’t guarantee your success in life. PhD is not a life insurance, just like other educational degrees. If having a degree […]

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University of Groningen Biomedical Engineering: CEMACUBE Partner University

Common European Master’s Course in Biomedical Engineering (CEMACUBE) is an EIT-label Master’s program that allows you to study in two different European universities taking leverage of the best in both universities. The University of Groningen happens to be a CEMACUBE partner university that offers excellent opportunities in medical device innovation and biomaterials research. Here is […]

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How is Academics in Foreign Universities Different from Indian Institute of Technologies (IIT)?

According to a new employability survey by Aspiring Minds in 2019, more than 80% of Indian graduates are unemployable. With the world venturing out into the Industrial Revolution 4.0, there is a huge skill gap in India. Although the education minister Prakash Javadekar has made it mandatory for Indian students to pursue at least 3 […]

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Challenges As An International Student In Germany

A Schengen Visa entitles you to travel to 26 countries and 3 other European countries with an Indian passport. The prospects of visiting different countries and reliving the romantic scenes in Bollywood movies is the brighter side of the tale of being an international student in Europe. However, prospective students should be prepared for the […]

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CEMACUBE Master In Biomedical Engineering: Insider’s Perspective

Research in universities across the world is limited by funds and for an interdisciplinary area like Biomedical Engineering collaborations between universities is highly crucial to capitalize on the diverse set of expertise. CEMACUBE is the Common European Master’s in Biomedical Engineering that seeks to achieve this goal. CEMACUBE is a dual degree Master’s programme where […]

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