Towards a good work-life balance: 10 recommendations from 10 Nobel Laureates (1996-2013)

T.C. Erren*, J. Mohren, D.M. Shaw

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It can be hard to get the work-life balance right in research and academia. There is no one-size-fits-all recommendation for 'the best work-life balance', as we all have different work-life priorities. But for scientists, at least, Nobel Laureates' thoughts on the matter may prove useful. As such, we describe and discuss, ten recommendations toward a good work-life balance voiced by ten 1996-2013 nobel laureates.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-140
Number of pages6
JournalNeuroendocrinology Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • work-life-balance
  • nobel laureate
  • time management
  • gender inequality
  • part-time work
  • burn out
  • academia

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