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Young researchers advised to be open and take risks

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Speakers at a EuroScience Open Forum session on the skills needed to succeed in the 21st century have advised young researchers to look beyond having a narrow area of expertise, by being open to collaborating with others, to mobility and to taking risks.

Multidisciplinarity is crucial to modern research endeavours, speakers agreed at the 3 September session, and although it can be achieved within teams by bringing together different subject specialists, it requires people who are willing and able to work collaboratively.

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