University Cafe Offers Free Coffee To Scholars Who Publish Journal Article

To encourage focus on research, a University in China is offering free cup of coffee to staff and students who publish an article in a journal recognized by the institution.

The researchers are free to get a cup of coffee every time they visit the cafe.

The small coffee shop at the School of Chemistry at Nanjing University of Jiangsu Province, East China, offers people who publish a paper in an academic journal a free drink “to encourage students and scholars to focus on their research and make contributions to the discipline,” an employee at the shop told Pear Video.

The café which is sponsored by alumni, features the periodic table of elements on the wall and serves latte with a molecular formula on the foam.

Nobel Prize winners and academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering can always drink for free when they drop in.

Every week there are researchers and scientists who come to pick up a free drink, said the employee.

“This is our corner and I often study or discuss group homework with classmates here,” said a chemistry student sitting in front of her laptop.

The chemistry-theme dominates the cafe’s decor and even the ceiling lamps are designed to represent a molecular structure.

“When I come for a coffee, I try to identify the molecules I have learned about from the wallpaper,” said a student surnamed Yang.

Source: Global Times

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