3 February 2020

In de Mediator nr 39 van ZonMw:
Veel wetenschappers werken enige tijd in den vreemde. Wat valt ze daar op? Deze keer: Robin van der Lee, bioinformaticus bij de University of British Colombia in Vancouver, Canada.

Hoe verschilt wetenschapsbeoefening tussen Canada en Nederland?

‘Ik kan niet voor heel Canada spreken, maar academisch onderzoek in Vancouver werkt grotendeels hetzelfde als in Nederland. Het onderzoek is in beide landen van hoge kwaliteit. Wel is de mentaliteit in Vancouver een stuk relaxter. Mensen zijn minder gejaagd, maar dat heeft ook een keerzijde. In de wetenschap werkt het minder efficiĆ«nt en het lijkt hier meer moeite te kosten om wat voor elkaar te krijgen. Nederlanders zijn meer pragmatisch en doelgericht, terwijl wetenschappers in Vancouver meer bezig zijn met visie.’

Lees verder: 
mediator.zonmw.nl/mediator-39/wetenschappers-in-vancouver-zijn-meer-bezig-met-visie/

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