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“Each one of you can change the world,
for you are made of star stuff,
and you are connected to the universe.”
— Vera Rubin

If you are, like us, a believer in the transformative power of ideas, help us to celebrate researchers and to share their stories even further. Join our community and share in the conversation! You can view these videos for free because we believe that knowledge should be free, but we need your support in order to make this sharing possible. If you find any joy or intellectual stimulation here, please help us by spreading the word and lending your support, because shared stories matter. If you are interested in a partnership, collaboration, or you would like to sponsor our videos, please feel free to contact us.

In a world of storytellers, we foster a world of “story listeners”.
In a world of fast content we believe in slow content.
In a world of walls we celebrate bridges.
In a world of quick answers we celebrate open questions.
In a world that celebrates certainties we embrace the insecurity of our knowledge.
In a world of friendship at a click, we celebrate deep connections.
In a world of complexity, we celebrate simple questions.
In a world of complex knowledge we celebrate accessible knowledge.

"We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom.
The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers,
people able to put together the right information at the right time,
think critically about it, and make important choices wisely."
- Edward Osborne Wilson

Would you like to become an ambassador?

Everybody has a story and your story is worth sharing! YES! YES! YES! BUT we believe that in this increasingly crazy world with everyone sharing stories and speaking about the power of storytelling, we are missing the point. And we believe that in a scientific world, based on peer reviews, it is important to have peer empowerment. It is important to celebrate each other and to start listening carefully to one another.

The campfire was a place to tell stories, to share stories, to listen to stories. Nowadays, everybody is sharing. The question is: Who is listening? The transformational power of stories takes place with the interaction between the speaker and the listener. And we want this interaction back. This is why we started our #phdstories# student stories.

We invite you to take a break, have a coffee, take a walk with a friend or colleague, sit on a bench or on a beach, on the campus or in a car, in a park or in the garden and have a conversation about work, research, questions, whys and wherefores, dreams and doubts …. and to share it with us. If you’d like to join this vibrant community and learn more, feel free to contact us.

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"Our mission is to celebrate research, help academics tell their stories, and build learning across borders; whether they be barriers in language, knowledge, religions or education. Ultimately, we believe there is no stronger power than our dreams and our hopes."   - Nerina Finetto

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