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.

Below is a list of past ECR workshop hosts.

  • 2017, Pontificia Universidad de Católica de Chile: Interculturality and Multiculturalism: the challenges for changing societies
  • 2016, University of Edinburgh: Big data at the heart of 21st Century Research
  • 2015, University College Dublin: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • 2014, University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus:  The future of international higher education
  • 2013, Tecnológico de Monterrey: Innovative Technologies 
  • 2012, Shanghai Jiao Tong University: The status-quo and the future of Ecological Civilization
  • 2011 (December), University of Birmingham: Healthy Living
  • 2011 (May), University of New South Wales: Energy and Environmental Sustainability
Reports from past events can be found by following the 'More Information' link below.
Dr Connie Wan
Researcher Engagement Cluster Manager