Collaboration and competition. The two words any ambitious scientist knows too well and has learned to live with. On the one hand, addressing cutting-edge scientific problems requires an increasing amount of knowledge and expertise, as well as inter-disciplinary skills, demanding some form of collaboration with colleagues and external experts. But on the other hand, there are only limited number of good research and teaching positions, and research funds are limited. Time is also of the essence. Direct competition is therefore unavoidable.
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Materials Today (2011) 14(11), 560-563