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Offspring Magazine

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This podcast series is brought to you by the Science Communication and Magazine team of the Max Planck PhD network. We want to make the process of getting a doctorate more transparent and raise awareness about possible career opportunities for doctoral researchers inside and outside of science. We d… read more


#1-12 - Highlighting a Career at the Interface of Science and Politics ft. Dr. Jorg Körner

In this episode of the Offspring Podcast, Srinath and Niko interview Dr. Jorg Körner from Acatech, the German Academy of Science and Engineering which gives advice to the federal and state governments on future technologies and scientific policies. Dr. Körner shares his journey to Acatech and his experience working at the intersection of politics and science.  Furthermore, he explains the process of new innovations and technologies making their way into the daily lives of the general populace.

Acatech describes most of their current projects on their website

If you have any questions concerning acatech feel free to reach out to Dr. Körner:



If you would like to know more about other institutions that are similar to acatech here are a few links:

ALLEA (Alliance of European Academies):

Royal Society (UK):

LERU (League of European Research Universities):

Science Europe (Research Funding Coalition):



If you have any feedback, comments or questions, please feel free to reach out to us at the following email:

Please feel free to check out the Offspring-Blog where we publish articles on a regular basis.

 Intro - Outro music composed by Srinath Ramkumar: 

Pre-Intro jingle composed by Gustavo Carrizo: 

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Until Next Week, Stay Safe and Stay


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