To support internationalization of PhD Studies held at IPC and allow for an inflow of foreign students at IPC , Agnieszka Tadrzak, the Project Manager at the CREATE project joined Marie Sklodowska-Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) took part in:
- a kick-off meeting of the Polish Chapter of MCAA (Warsaw, Poland, the 6th March, 2017),
- 2017 MCAA Conference and General Assembly (Salamanca, Spain, the 24-25th March, 2017).
The first event was devoted to creating a vision for the MCAA Polish Chapter, and deciding the future activities of the Polish Chapter aimed at supporting foreign researchers residing in Poland. The programme of the conference covered the main aspects of research career in the ERA (i.e. protecting freedom in science, objectivity in research, research career in business and/or academia, pensions for mobile researchers), development of skills essential for contemporary researchers (e.g. business communication skills, merging science and business, pitching experience), and institutional determinants facilitating researchers development (e.g. help to displaced researcher, international cooperation and mobility of scientists, role of mentoring). Participants were encouraged to be active contributors in poster presentations, short pitches and plenary talk. Lecturers also gave insight into support programmes offered by MCAA to its members.
The conference was a good occasion to talk to excellent scientists, grounds of their decision to move/stay at a specific country; promote CREATE project, and gain knowledge essential to set conditions favouring development of researchers and encouraging them to move and locate in Poland. The conference also was very helpful in perspective of further implementation of the provisions underlying “HR Excellence in Research” logo and prepared reform of IPC International Doctoral Studies under the supervision of the ERA Chair holder as a part of the CREATE project.
The MCAA Conference and General Assembly enabled discovering obstacles which foreign researchers may face in countries others than their countries of origin. In particular, it refers to handling everyday problems in contacts with authorities.
6th March, 2017
24-25th March, 2017
MCAA – Marie Curie Alumni Association
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