Researchers say academia can learn from Hollywood

HOUSTON -- According to a pair of University of Houston (UH) professors and their Italian colleague, while science is increasingly moving in the direction of teamwork and interdisciplinary research, changes need to be made in academia to allow for a more collaborative model to flourish.

Professors Ioannis T. Pavlidis and Ioanna Semendeferi from UH and Alexander M. Petersen from the IMT Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies in Italy published a commentary in the October 2014 issue of Nature Physics, articulating policies that will harmonize academic structure with function in the team science era.

Titled "Together we stand," the piece discusses how this harmonization will involve rethinking graduate education and research, starting from quantitative analysis of pressing problems.

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