Skills training and researcher development

Green pastures

In an increasingly competitive environment there is a growing demand on postgraduate researchers not just to be qualified experts in their subject area, but to be highly accomplished individuals with the skills and attitude to communicate, innovate and adapt within a continually changing landscape.

Penicillin was...the product of accidental discovery, but the discovery was made, and the knowledge developed, because certain scientists had definite goals in mind. “Chance,” Pasteur wrote, “favours only the prepared mind.” The mind must be prepared not only by scientific training and technological know-how, but also by the awareness of social needs.

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