To be sustainable, academia must adapt to changing societal demands, but without losing its heart and soul. The EuroScience Policy Forum on Sustainable Academia will examine whether the future can offer the necessary diversity of knowledge creation and dissemination, while continuing to provide a sufficiently stimulating work environment for its teachers and researchers and ensure the resources required to respond to the challenges of tomorrow.
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Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) and EuroScience joined forces to organise a session at ESOF2020 in Trieste. The recorded video of the session entitled “Mind the gap: Bridging the expectation gap between researchers and employers” is available for free.
Science played a key role in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, mainly in the form of political advice on measures but also in the development of treatments and vaccines. A panel including the heads of important science organisations in Europe, Africa and Asia took a critical look on the role of science, debated its impact in the early days of the pandemic and tried to formulate recommendations how science could contribute in the creation of a resilient societies.
UK continues to participate in Horizon Europe. In practice UK universities, research institutes and companies can participate on the same basis as they did in the past. However, the UK has withdrawn from the Erasmus exchange programme.
The vision of EuroScience is a scientific workforce that creates a positive change for society. However, we believe that this vision can only be realised if the professional workforce is as diverse and representative of the society it should serve.
In a world of misinformation, controversy and fake news it is essential to better understand the relationship between science, society and the social issues we are confronted with.
This roundtable brings together four prominent senior researchers, two from the industrial sector and two from academia, to discuss the new skill sets required for young researchers entering the scientific community and how higher-education systems can be adapted to help them develop their talents and succeed in a scientific career whether in the public or private sectors.
The travel grantees narrate their experience in a hybrid format for the conference. Ibon is one of the travel grantees that decided to physically attend ESOF2020 in Trieste.
Excerpt from the President’s report presented at the General Assembly in Trieste, September 2020.