The workshop was entitled “Participating in and creating scientific networks” and brought together 18 early career researches from the five Universities. Within the different sessions 8 senior researchers shared insights, their own experience and practical tips on how to build, maintain and utilize the benefits of participating in both formal and informal scientific and research networks. The workshop was moderated by Eduard Marinov (NBU) and Robert Pederson (RUC) and with the support of Frida Valles (RUC). You can find the detailed program here: https://events.ruc.dk/scientificnetworks/programme.
The workshop facilitated both the exchange of experience in building international research networks between early-career researchers and senior researchers, and marked the start of a dialogue for increased collaboration and network building among young researchers within the ERUA. The participating early career researches represented both a very broad scope of scientific fields and research backgrounds in social sciences and humanities, technical and natural sciences, as well as different stages in academic development ranging from Ph.D. Candidates to Associate Professors. Besides the comprehensive and very interesting discussions based on their questions within the sessions with senior researchers, the young scientists had the opportunity to present their research profiles, formulate their specific research ideas, and take part in a practical exercise within which three specific ideas for interdisciplinary research collaboration emerged.
This was just the first of a series of workshops that will be taking place throughout the next 2 years and will cover a broad scope of topics ranging from the way networking works, through the different possibilities of interdisciplinarity, the digitalization of science, the funding opportunities for collaborative research, to specific scientific areas in which the ERUA participants have common portfolios. You can find more information about the series of workshops for early-career researchers here: https://erua-eui.eu/early-career-researchers/.