Scientific career paths: Academia or industry?


Nobel Laureates share their insights and experiences on working in industry and academia and their career paths.

Type of Activity

working independently



Age Group

Undergraduate to Teacher


These videos were filmed as part of the Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative.
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  • Barry Marshall discusses working in academia and industry and then goes on to explain the differences between the two when they are choosing employees.
  • Paul Nurse explains how you can have a satisfying career in academia and industry.

These videos are from the Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative's (NPII) YouTube account, which can be found here. The NPII is a global programme designed to help Nobel Laureates share their inspirational stories and insights with the worldwide scientific community, and especially with early career scientists.