Words of Wisdom is a book by early-career researchers for early-career researchers. Edited by GYA members Rob Jenkins, Jan-Christoph Heilinger, and Anina Rich the book contains cherished advice from academic mentors, addressing PhD students and postdoctoral researchers from various disciplines all over the world.

The Words of Wisdom project was first proposed at the 2014 AGM of the Global Young Academy (GYA) in Santiago, Chile, and is highly international. The collection brings together 76 contributions from 31 countries on 6 continents, over half of them submitted by Global Young Academy and National Young Academy members.

The book was first launched during the 2016 AGM in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Edited by: Rob Jenkins, Jan-Christoph Heilinger, Anina Rich

Words of Wisdom Working Group: Sharon Aronson-Lehavi, Michal Biron-Ben Gera, Jan-Christoph Heilinger, Andrew Kemp, Rob Jenkins, Anina Rich

Research Assistant: Christina Scott

Layout: Matthias Moosburger


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