Energies and Synergies: Debating the role of the Higher Education System in the career advancement of scientific researchers

This one-day event aims to reframe the debate about higher education systems and the role of independent research organisations in developing technical skills and providing career incentives for STEM researchers. It will give early career researchers and PhD students the possibility to express their views, ambitions and considerations on higher education world in STEM fields, which is evolving continuously. Moreover, Universities, independent research centers and private sector R&D departments often collaborate with the same aim: to produce and improve global knowledge. For this reason, it is crucial to discuss the evolution of young investigators’ career.

The emerging role of independent or semi-dependent research institutes with different status reflects not only the current state of national oriented research, particularly in Europe, but also the evolution of the high end or big-data research, through the convergence of the private and public sectors in one space. Furthermore, in order to create a synergy among the different actors taking part in the Science and Education scenario, it will be desirable to involve Permanent Delegations, alongside representatives of the local (i.e. Plateau de Saclay) scientific community and international partners such as CERN and the European Union.

This event is organized jointly by UNESCO and the Synchrotron SOLEIL, following a discussion with Dr Andrea Zitolo, Scientist at the Synchrotron SOLEIL, to give a voice to PhD and Post-Doc students.


Type of Event Category 8-Symposium
Start 07.07.2017 07:00 local time
End 07.07.2017 15:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Fahmi, Ahmed
Organizer UNESCO, Synchrotron SOLEIL
Contact a.fahmi@unesco.org; t.peccia@unesco.org
Country France
City Saint Aubin
Venue Synchrotron SOLEIL
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 60
Official Website
Link 1 UNESCO's International Basic Sciences Programme (IBSP)
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