Alexandra Borissova and Dmitry Malkov share their experience of the Erice International School of Science Journalism organized annually by Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture in Erice, Sicily, Italy and discuss the development of science communication in Russia boosted by their participation in the School back in 2014. Alexandra Borissova is a German Chancellor Fellow and visiting researcher in Science Communication at the University of Rhine-Waal, Germany. Dmitry Malkov is the Director of the Science Communication Centre at ITMO University in Russia.
I’m an exchange student studying in Brussels and here’s my attempt to give an overview of what is Belgium higher education system is on the example of Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Brussels. This post is written with the help of my classmate, David De Vocht — thanks a lot for your help!
In my previous post, I have mentioned that a month in Pilsen is something like a temporal paradox. Additionally, I have recently found out that my small Czech town is a travel portal or, without fancy words, it is a highway to available trips.
This year, the first year Master's students at ITMO University were offered to choose one subject from the soft skills block of disciplines. Soft skills is an obligatory part of the educational program, which are aimed at improving skills that are not directly related to your major but essential for an successful career. Six disciplines were offered in both Russian and English:
You can have a bottle of water and a bar of chocolate on a desk during the exam, they say, it helps the brain. Does it? I did some research and can assure you, chocolate — which is sugar — barely helps our brain.
When I was in high school, my guilty pleasure was watching YouTube videos about the everyday life of different people. When I watched them, I dreamt about being like those people, living a life like they did. And now it’s my turn to tell some guys and girls that someday some of them will really live like that.
I’m an exchange student, currently living in Brussels, Belgium. This city is full of contrasts and is proudly called "The Heart of Europe". It is a curious place to live in, I still haven’t figured out what is Brussels and I’m on my way discovering what is Belgium.
I am an exchange student who currently lives in Pilsen, a town you probably haven’t heard of before. It is okay because before I came here I had no idea about this place. Pilsen is the fourth largest city in the Czech Republic. If tourists come here, they do it for the sake of beer and beer factories.