European attitudes towards environment

A year ago already, the EU published an interesting document on the attitudes of the EU27 about environmental matters. It is called the Special Eurobarometer 365. These reports are based on “in-depth thematical studies carried out for various services of the European Commission or other EU Institutions and integrated in Standard Eurobarometer’s polling waves” I […]

Declaration of university independence – money not state

A recent article in the Times Higher Education section gives an interesting viewpoint comparing the establishment and (league table) success of US and UK / European universities at large: ..the US independent research universities are the best in the world; the anglophone legally independent but financially dependent universities such as Oxford, Cambridge and University College […]

Interviews interviews interviews

For myself, I hardly remember what interviews are like. Except not fun. Having had a relaxing 4-5  months since the last time I was thus evaluated, I have actively immersed myself in the world of work partly forgetting that the time will again come to tackle the bull by its horns. Lucy Kellaway writes again […]

“Ei puhu eikä pussaa”

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The title of this entry is exceptionally in Finnish due to the nature of the topic. It translates into “doesn’t speak, doesn’t kiss”. This is traditionally (or archaically) attributed to Finnish men. This writing comes from a rather different perspective. As a mother to one young “Finnish man”, I am astonished it has turned out […]

Good enough is plenty!

Both in sushi and in cycling – and in almost every other area – we celebrate freakish success. Lucy Kellaway writes again a winner column in the FT. This is all about being good enough in terms of achievement, working hard for it, and remaining sane at the same time. We hand out gold medals […]