Crossing boundaries: new approaches to science for policy in Europe

Crossing boundaries: new approaches to science for policy in Europe

A SAPEA one-day conference will provide fresh thinking on approaches to science-based policy advice to address today’s global challenges.  Four sessions will explore a range of stakeholder perspectives, including public engagement, policymakers, the scientific community and the corporate sector.  This event follows the main conference, European research excellence: value and impact for society, which takes place on 12th October.

The event is co-organised by the AE Cardiff Hub.

Date 13th October 2017

Time 09:15-16:00 (registration from 08:45 hours, drinks reception at 16:00 hours)

Location Estonian Academy of Sciences, Tallinn

Further details and registration are available now, with a deadline of 7th September.

International networks: creating opportunities for collaborative research and funding

International networks: creating opportunities for collaborative research and funding

Opportunities abound for researchers to join open international networks, including COST and Vision 2020.  Such networks enable people from diverse disciplines and sectors to collaborate, developing their ideas for new research and innovation.

Join us for our Lunchtime Debate, when a distinguished panel of experts will share their views and practical experiences of what makes a successful network and how you can get involved.

Date: 28th November 2017

Time: 12:30-14:00 hours (light lunch served from 12:00 hours)

Location: Cardiff University

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Brexit revisited: future prospects for university research

Brexit revisited: future prospects for university research

In November 2016, we hosted a lively panel debate exploring the impact of Brexit on the future of UK research.  Nearly twelve months on, is there greater clarity on the major issues affecting university research?  Do the opportunities and challenges remain the same, or has the landscape shifted?

Join our distinguished panel of experts for our lunchtime debate, with views from the UK and the wider Europe.

Date: 19th October 2017

Time: 12:30-14:00 hours (light lunch available from 12:00 hours)

Location: Cardiff University

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Further details to follow shortly.

 

Boosting Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities

Boosting Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities

A two-day international conference on how social sciences and humanities can address societal challenges and optimise societal well-being

20-21 September 2017 in Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cardiff University is hosting a two-day international conference on how social sciences and humanities can address societal challenges and optimise societal well-being on 20th and 21st September. http://aesisnet.com/event/impact-ssh/

A two-day international conference on how social sciences and humanities can address societal challenges and optimise societal well-being.

The conference brings together international researchers, policymakers and their societal partners in the SSH disciplines. They are invited to share insights and learn from each other’s disciplines on:

  • The role of entrepreneurship within SSH disciplines;
  • Strategic alliances between academia and societal partners;
  • Structured synergy between SSH and technical sciences;
  • Implementing SSH impact strategies for universities and regions;
  • Linking societal challenges effectively with research programs;
  • How the impact of SSH on society can be effectively measured.

James Wilsdon of the Campaign for Social Science (and lead author of the Metrics Tide) will chair the conference. Rick Delbridge is a member of the organising committee.

The organisers expect attendance to be in the region of 200. This is a European network based in the Netherlands and the event will be the first that they have held in the UK. The organisers were drawn to Cardiff specifically because of the SPARK initiative and the leading role Cardiff is playing in supporting the impact of SSH research. Partners include HEFCE, the British Academy, ESRC, Humanomics, and HEFCW.

Notable Speakers include:

David Sweeney  (Director,  HEFCE),

Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive Nesta,

William D. Adams, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, USA

Roger Kain (Vice-President, Research and HE Policy, British Academy)

Marta Soler-Gallart, Coordinator of the IMPACT-EV Knowledge Management Committee Selecting, monitoring and evaluating impacts of Social Sciences and Humanities