A discussion on Brexit: the impact on science and innovation in the UK and the rest of Europe

A discussion on Brexit: the impact on science and innovation in the UK and the rest of Europe

Date: 8th May 2017

Time: 13.30-18.00 GMT

Location: The Royal Institution in London, UK

The United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union has thrown the world of science and innovation into great uncertainty on both sides of the channel. The ramifications of Brexit are still unknown, but it is certain to affect jobs, funding and collaborations for decades to come. On the eve of Europe Day 2017, EuroScience, Academia Europaea and the Royal Institution with support from Elsevier have come together to hold a summit for scientists, policymakers and key influencers to debate the wide-ranging consequences of this historic decision.

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Interdisciplinary research: opportunities and challenges (Lunchtime Debate Series)

Interdisciplinary research: opportunities and challenges (Lunchtime Debate Series)

Date:              Friday 9th June 2017

Time:              12:00-1400 hours (including 30-minute lunch: 12:00-12:30)

Location:       Room C/O.13, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University

Interdisciplinarity has developed in many areas of science and research over the past half-century, as diverse disciplines increasingly work together to provide new insights into multifaceted research questions and to address complex policy areas.

At the same time, interdisciplinarity presents a series of challenges. It requires time, commitment and leadership skills to run new forms of collaboration.  There are calls for fresh approaches to evaluation and publication to take account of interdisciplinary research.

What are the critical issues? What are the possible solutions?

Our lunchtime debate features a panel with expertise in interdisciplinarity, who will share their views and experience. There will be an opportunity for the audience to participate with their questions and comments.

Confirmed Speakers to date:

  • Dr. Steven Hill, Head of Research Policy and Health Policy, HEFCE
  • Dr. Ian Viney, Director of Strategic Evaluation and Impact, MRC Head Office
  • Professor Nicholas Pidgeon, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
  • Professor Nicky Priaulx, School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University
  • Professor Cathy Holt, School of Engineering, Cardiff University

The panel will be chaired by Professor Ole Petersen (School of Biosciences), who is Academic Director of the Cardiff Hub and Vice-President of Academia Europaea.