• 31.07.2019
  • Meldung

Meeting the challenges of research across Africa

Astronomy PhD student Salma Sylla Mbaye hopes to support and advance astronomy research in Senegal.
Bild: Credit: Omar Ouchaou
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Astronomy PhD student Salma Sylla Mbaye hopes to support and advance astronomy research in Senegal.
Astronomy PhD student Salma Sylla Mbaye hopes to support and advance astronomy research in Senegal. (Bild: Credit: Omar Ouchaou)

Seven researchers from African nations discuss the career implications of developing their research at home or abroad.

Any global perspective on the future of science must include Africa, home to 1.3 billion people and some of the planet’s most abundant resources, both physical and intellectual.

Nature spoke to seven African researchers about their careers and their vision for science on the continent. Some had attended the inaugural Young African Scientists in Europe conference in Toulouse, France, in July 2018. The first Young African Scientists in North America event takes place in Montreal in May 2020.

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