28 November 2023, 15:30-16:30 CET, Zoom
In addition to national and transnational young academies, it is very important to give a voice to early and mid career researchers (EMCRs) at the local, institutional or departmental level.
In the last 23 years, we have seen a positive increase in the number of national young academies (56) and similar bodies (12) which are now present in 68 different countries. There are also 4 regional or global young academies with transnational membership such as the Global Young Academy or the Young Academy of Europe. It is more or less clear now, why it is useful to launch such organisations and what are their roles.
On the other side, surveys conducted among EMCRs often indicate that young scholars feel excluded from strategic decisions of their own institutions or departments. In countries where trade unions have no strong traditions and activities, junior faculties, institutional or university young academies may help EMCRs advocate for themselves. Such organisations also can have more diverse roles, including promoting networking among EMCRs, mentoring or science outreach, or helping improve the university or institute brand and public image.
In this webinar with representatives from institutional young academies, we’ll discuss the best practices of such organisations compared to national and transnational bodies. Please follow the link below (the orange button) to register and we will send you a Zoom link closer to the time of the event.
Speakers and presentation titles:
- Albert Wong (Chair, Young Academy of the University of Twente): University Young Academies in the Netherlands – the example from the University of Twente
- Shireen Sindi (Chair, Karolinska Institute Junior Faculty, Sweden): Organisation, aims of the Karolinska Institute Junior Faculty
- Alexandra Wennberg (Vice-Chair, Karolinska Institute Junior Faculty, Sweden): Development of Junior Faculties at the department level
- Justin Westerfield (Representative, National Junior Faculty of Sweden) Junior Faculty coalition at the national level – The National Junior Faculty in Sweden