About the Professional Development WG

This group is dealing with issues of professionalisation, recognition of the profession, define and address needs in managing international and national research projects, in special management issues in the European Framework Programmes, in simplification, Joint Programming, in exchange programmes, networking and other issues coming up in the European and trans-European Research Area.
The Mission of the group is to act as a source of active engagement for members on matters relating to the Professional Development of the Research Manager and Administrator.

Key Tasks of the WG are:

  • Actively monitor and promote discussion on policy developments with regard to the needs of the professional development and to communicate these to members;
  • Develop the framework for collaboration with professional course providers;
  • Organise activities for members – training and exchange activities workshops and seminars;
  • Monitor and develop the certification scheme;
  • Seek and develop global partnerships in the field.

Expected outcomes in the next two years are:

  • A finalised certified training programme
  • A Mentoring programme
  • Supplementary courses on soft skills not covered by the certification programme

Members of the WG


Ragnar Lie

University of Oslo
Norway

Jan Andersen
 
Jan Andersen
University of Copenhagen
Denmark

 
Pasi Sihvonen
University of Helsinkin
Finland
 
Gunnar Widfoss
Maelardalen University
Sweden

 
Evelina Brannvall,

Lulea University of Technology
Sweden

 
Nik Claesen

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Belgium

 
Christian Bonnici,

University of Malta
Malta

 Formar Members  

 
Kristel Toom 
Estonian Academy of Security Sciences
Estonia

 
Paula Wennberg
Lulea University of Technology
Sweden
 
Michael McGuigan
University of Glasgow
Scotland
Berta Velasco

 
Berta Velasco
Institute of Heart Sciences (ICICOR)
Spain
 
Elsa Alonso Aznárez
AGUAR Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca 
Spain



 
Tiina Heinistö
Abo Akademi University 
Finland











 




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