Reporting from the World Science Forum, Hanns Neubert senses a sea change in attitudes towards the role of science in reducing poverty. Governments are spending more; young people are choosing science careers. Yet poor people will not benefit with...▶
1 September 2009, Hamburg, GermanyGoing back home by car from the ‘Towards Knowledge Democracy’ conference in Leiden, the many hours of long, slow going in a traffic jam up to the border with Germany gave me the opportunity to think about two simp...▶
I like to travel, but I do not like to fly. Not a fear of flying, but being trapped in artificial air for hours and hours, from entering the doors of the airport of departure until stepping out of the destination airport in search of a taxi. Usual...▶
Hanns-J. Neubert is President of the European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations, Strasbourg, France. He is also Chairman of the Board of German Science Writers. He generates his income as a freelance science journalist and author (German and English) and as a teacher and seminar organiser in international science journalism. He also works as a communications consultant to institutions and companies. Neubert serves the European Commission as an expert evaluator helping it decide whether to fund scientific project proposals or not.
Neubert has around 30 years experience in science journalism, mainly as a freelancer. He also worked as a press officer in the German federal ministry of education and research for 7 years in the 1990s His special interests are biology, biotechnology, chemistry, geo and climate sciences as well as more general issues such as education, science in society and participation.