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International Advisory Board: Expert group met in Washington

The international career prospects of young scientists and scholars were the focus of the first discussions held by the Humboldt Foundation's International Advisory Board in Washington in November 2007. The committee had invited eminent experts from Germany, the United States, Great Britain, China and India to take part in the discussions.

The Advisory Board formulated recommendations on promoting junior researchers. The core points were support for young researchers' independence and mobility as well as the need for improved measures for promoting international career planning. In future, the expert group will regularly discuss developments in global science markets and international general conditions for excellent research. The members include leading personalities from academia as well as science management and politics. The next meeting will take place in Germany at the end of 2008.

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