Early Career Researcher Workshops

Workshop series committed to enhancing international networking and encouraging collaborative research for those in the early stages of their career.

The Early Career Researcher workshops are the genesis of the Research Leaders' Group, which  strives to use the U21 network for the benefit of U21's young researchers.  

Each workshop's main aim is to encourage international networking, but also tackles career developmental topics such as grantsmanship, journal editing and innovation and knowledge exchange. In 2016 we included Pecha Kucha style presentations at the workshop, to highlight to the researchers the different skills required when presenting to a non-expert audience.

The series has a focus on contemporary problems and engages faculty from a range of relevant disciplines in three main areas:

  1. Biological Sciences (including Medical Sciences)
  2. Physical Sciences and
  3. Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Each workshop involves core themes, approached from a vareity of different disciplinary viewpoints.

The key target groups for the annual ECR workshop are early career researchers/junior faculty who are establishing international research networks and who are at the beginning of their career, i.e. within 8 years of their PhD being awarded.

ECR Workshop 2018 - SAVE THE DATE

The 2018 Early Career Researcher Workshop will take place at Shanghai Jiao Tong University on the theme of ‘Sustainable Futures’ which focuses on environmental and career sustainability. It will run from 9 October 2018 - 12 October.

This workshop aims to address the importance and necessity of innovative research and collaboration in paving a route towards a sustainable and resilient future for generations to come. Tackling climate change, the impact of industrial growth and disparate poverty, are key actions featured in the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals which seeks to ‘promote prosperity while protecting the planet’. This workshop will showcase how U21’s network of Early Career Researchers are contributing to making our futures sustainable though sessions promoting knowledge exchange and skills-sharing, networking and cross-disciplinary partnerships. There will also be a workshop session concentrating on how U21 can help sustain the futures of its own network of ECRs.

Dr Connie Wan
Researcher Engagement Cluster Manager
09 October 2018
Shanghai, China