From student to scientist – how to smooth this way?

From student to scientist – how to smooth this way?

The Doctor Honoris of RUDN, Professor of Heidelberg University Willi Jäger gave a lecture which provided his views on the ways helping to form new generations of young scientists. During the presentation Professor Jäger made valuable recommendations on encouragement young men to scientific activity.

Particularly professor suggested universities to set up small teams of students adjusted to the educational level of their members. These teams would be focused on specific research problems under more experienced scientist. Such method, according to the author, must unleash the potential of every member of group, let students bring their best qualities and teach them team work. At the same time, skilled mentor could orient their efforts in the right direction.

Another idea of the scientist is a simple formula «modelling, simulation and experiment». These steps would help junior scholars to move easily from theory to practice.

Professor Jäger also noted the importance of students’ participation in international research because collaboration of students of different scientific approaches let every participant to take a fresh look at the subject and thus to acquire invaluable experience.

Many proposals presented during the lecture have already been successfully realized in Germany. The program is passing test of practice and deserves a closer review.

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