Academic mobilty - should I stay or should I go?

Academic or specialist Other
08.11.2022 09:00 - 17:00

Description and objectives
What is “academic mobility” and what is its purpose? When you hear the career histories of current academics, many will chart a career path full of stories of travelling from one country/institution/research group to another, as they build up their academic career portfolio. Many PhD and postdoctoral researchers have benefited from travelling to experience new research perspectives and knowledge, working alongside new colleagues and collaborators,
as well as enjoying an enriched personal life immersed in a new culture. However, academic mobility, especially long-term-long-distance travel is not suited to everyone – priorities around work-life balance change at every career stage and so it’s important for researchers to
question their motivation and make informed decisions about when to stay and when (and where) to go.

In this informative and interactive workshop we look at the why, what, who, where and how of academic mobility. With plenty of opportunity for discussion and individualised reflection, participants should be more knowledgeable about the advantages and disadvantages associated with academic mobility and feel more confident to make strategic career decisions.

Theoretical input will alternate with individual, pair and group work.

When? 08.11.2022 09:00 - 17:00
Where? EPFL
Route cantonale 1
1015 Lausanne
speaker Sarah Blackford, academic careers specialist
Contact REGARD Programmes d'ateliers
Manuela Schicka
Av. de l'Europe 20
1700 Fribourg
026 300 70 43

Registration usually opens six weeks before each workhop and has to be done online over the program's website In the next couple of days, we'll confirm your registration via the registration system. If the workshop is fully booked, we'll put you on the waiting list. Once your registration is confirmed, it is considered final. Withdrawal less than one week before the workshop OR an absence from the workshop without excuse or explanation entail a fee of CHF 200.- (except in the case of force majeure).


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