You can do a lot if you’re properly trained“, so says Elizabeth II.

The Queen of Australia is one of the most successful world leaders still alive today. She has served in her job for several generations and through many changing environments. Here she chats informally and intimately about her own unique life.

It goes for 10 minutes and has several insights and ideas to reflect upon about people … about personal communication, hospitality, recognition, trust, listening, confidentiality, professionalism, duty, continuity and the value of training …

DFQ:

What is the most useful insight you can take away for your own life from Elizabeth’s experience about the value of training?

Scientists from the 135 partner institutions meeting in Switzerland this week

On Monday, October 7, 2013, scientists from the 135 partner institutions of the Human Brain Project – “the world’s most ambitious neuroscience project”– met at EPFL (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne), the coordinating institution, in Switzerland.

Over the course of the coming week, neuroscientists, doctors, computer scientists, and roboticists will fine-tune the project’s details.

Six months after its selection by the EU as one of its FET Flagships, this project of unprecedented complexity, co-funded by the EU with an estimated budget of €1.2 billion, has now been set in motion.

With more than 130 research institutions from Europe and around the world on board and hundreds of scientists in a myriad of fields participating, the Human Brain Project is the most ambitious neuroscience project ever launched.