November 29, 2021 to December 3, 2021
Virtual and IBS Science Culture Center, Daejeon, South Korea
Asia/Seoul timezone

Racing for what? Acceleration and Competition in the Academic Sciences

contribution ID 786
Dec 1, 2021, 3:30 PM
40m
Auditorium (Virtual and IBS Science Culture Center, Daejeon, South Korea)

Auditorium

Virtual and IBS Science Culture Center, Daejeon, South Korea

55 EXPO-ro Yuseong-gu Daejeon, South Korea email: library@ibs.re.kr +82 42 878 8299

Speaker

Ruth Mueller

Description

In this talk, I will discuss the impacts of what has been termed a growing culture of speed and hypercompetition in the academic sciences. Drawing on qualitative social sciences research in the life sciences, I will discuss how acceleration and hypercompetition impact epistemic diversity in science, i.e. the range of research topics researchers consider they can address, as well as human diversity, i.e. diversity related to gender, social class and other social factors. With the audience, I want to discuss these findings in relation to their own experiences of working in their fields of research as well as concurrent initiatives to address the negative impacts of acceleration and hypercompetition on individual, institutional and policy levels.

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