EUA is pleased to present a webinar series based on the "2020 EUA Workshop on Academic Career Assessment in the Transition to Open Science". To support measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus, EUA cancelled the physical event, but will organise webinars starting on Monday, 18 May. Each webinar will last one hour and will include interaction with the audience.

The European higher education, research and innovation landscape is changing. A broad range of academic activities are gaining even more prominence, including Open Access publishing, digital learning and teaching, and new forms of knowledge exchange with society. Universities are rethinking how to incentivise and reward these and other activities as part of their approach to career assessment.

The discussion on career assessment has taken major steps forward since the 2019 EUA workshop on this topic. This webinar series will draw from current discussions and incorporates them in a forward-looking debate that will be of interest to institutional leaders (rectors, vice-rectors and heads of administration), research department staff and management involved in learning and teaching, as well as representatives of other organisations.

Registrations are open until the start of the webinar. Participation is free of charge and open to all EUA members and everyone with an interest in academic career assessment. To facilitate interaction with the audience during the webinars, recorded presentations will be made available ahead of time and summarised at the start of each webinar.

 

An “Academic Career Assessment Playlist” with several recorded presentations for the webinar series is available on EUA YouTube channel.

Webinar 1 – Introduction to Academic Career Assessment in Europe
Monday, 18 May 2020 at 14:00 – 15:00 CEST

EUA and Science Europe will present a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of academic career assessment in Europe. This overview will be based on recent surveys with universities and research funding and performing organisations, including “Research Assessment in the Transition to Open Science. 2019 EUA Open Science and Access Survey Results”.

Introduction

  • Jean-Pierre Finance, Jean-Pierre Finance, Chair of the EUA Expert Group on Science 2.0 and Open Science and former President of the University of Lorraine, France

Speakers

  • Amanda Crowfoot, Secretary-General of EUA
  • Lidia Borrell-Damian, Secretary-General of Science Europe
  • Bernard Rentier, Chair of the EUA Expert Subgroup on Research Assessment, Vice-President of the Belgian Federal Council for Science Policy (FRWB - CFPS) and former Rector of the University of Liège, Belgium
  • Marc Schiltz, President of Science Europe and Secretary General of the National Research Fund of Luxembourg (FNR)

A recording of the webinar is available on the EUA YouTube Channel. 

 

Webinar 2 – Perspectives on Academic Career Assessment in Europe
Tuesday, 19 May 2020 at 14:00 – 15:00 CEST

Experts will discuss the EUA and Science Europe survey results on academic career assessment in Europe from different perspectives. These perspectives will include research in the transition to Open Science, learning and teaching, career development and mobility for early-stage researchers and the future of universities in Europe.

Introduction

  • Bernard Rentier, Chair of the EUA Expert Subgroup on Research Assessment, Vice-President of the Belgian Federal Council for Science Policy (FRWB - CFPS) and former Rector of the University of Liège, Belgium

Speakers

  • Gunnar Sivertsen, Research Professor at the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Norway
  • Susan te Pas, Chair of the EUA Learning & Teaching Thematic Peer Group on Career Paths in Teaching and Professor of Cognitive Psychology of Higher Education at Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Edwin Constable, EUA Council for Doctoral Education Steering Committee member and former Vice-Rector for Research at the University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Kostas Glinos, Head of Unit for Open Science, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission

A recording of the webinar is available on the EUA YouTube Channel. 

 

Webinar 3 – Concerted Approaches to Reviewing Academic Career Assessment
Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 14:00 – 15:00 CEST

Reviewing academic career assessment is a shared responsibility and requires a concerted approach uniting the main actors. This panel session will bring together universities and other research performing organisations, research funding organisations, learned societies and policy makers to discuss opportunities and challenges to work together at the national and European level.

Introduction

  • Dag Rune Olsen, President of Universities Norway and Rector of the University of Bergen, Norway

Speakers

  • Johannes Løvhaug, Director of the Department for University and University College Policy, Research Council Norway
  • Kim Huijpen, Programme Manager of Recognition and Rewards, Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU)
  • Pastora Martinez Samper Vice President for Globalization and Cooperation, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Henriikka Mustajoki, National Head of Open Science Development, Federation of Finnish Learned Societies
  • Cecilia Cabello Valdés, Chair of the European Research Area and Innovation Committee Standing Working Group on Human Resources and Mobility and Director of R&I Policies and Internationalisation at the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, Spain

A recording of the webinar is available on the EUA YouTube Channel. 

 

 

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