EARMA Conference Oslo


Career development programmes for researchers: A strategic approach


Malena Bakkevold


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EARMA Conference Oslo

Format: Pecha Kucha

Topic: Professional Development and Recognition

Session: B1 - Professional Development and Recognition: 5 separate Pecha Kuchas

Thursday 5 May 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. (UTC)


Why do institutions establish career development programmes for researchers? Are such programmes necessarily a privilege for the select few that already have a solid financial platform? May they help institutions reach strategic goals? If so, what goals are more important: Ensuring that academic staff are acquainted with research ethics, regulations and laws; increasing external funding; or creating a better connection between research, education and innovation? Should programmes be shared with others – across disciplines and institutions – to enhance understanding, or should they be aimed at increasing one’s own competitiveness? These questions do not have a definite answer, and need to be revisited regularly.