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6 reasons science needs you

The challenges our world faces need to be tackled by all of us. Here you’ll find the key ideas we need to work on together and you’ll be able to see if any of them fire up your inner scientist!

Health, demographic change and wellbeing

You can help us all lead longer and healthier lives

Addressing an ageing population   

Thanks to advances in medical care and public health, our quality of life has improved and we now live on average 20 years longer than in the 1930's. By 2050, the number of people in the EU aged over 80 is expected to grow by 170%.

This means that we need to find all sorts of solutions for challenges such as helping elderly people stay independent and healthy. By becoming an environmental geriatrician, for example, you can help make it happen.

Tackling growing immunity

Every year 400 000 infections and 25 000 deaths are reported due to the fact that medicines like antibiotics are having less and less effect on the microbes which can make us sick. This is another major challenge facing us, so put on that lab coat, join the immunologists, and be a part of the hunt for vital new drugs.

From designers to people working in medicine like neuroscientists or developing new tools for surgeons, with a wide variety of jobs in between, we need your creativity and insight.

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