December 1, 2023

21st-Century Research Landscape: A Panel Discussion with YERUN Secretary General, Silvia Gomez Recio

On 28 November, YERUN Secretary General, Silvia Gomez Recio, participated in the event “Outstanding Research Careers”, organised by V4 Research and Innovation in Brussels (CZELO, SLORD, PolSCA National Research, Development and Innovation Office)

The event was divided in 4 sessions and Silvia Gomez Recio moderated the panel discussion “21st-Century Research Landscape: (Overcoming) Mobility, Career, Skills, and Employment Challenges for Early and Mid-Career Researchers in the EU” that brought together four outstanding and very different researchers, all of them pointing out the careers they had professionally and how that process had shaped them also personally. Sofia Karina Trommlerová, Postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Sándor Laki, Assistant professor at Faculty of Informatics, Eötvös Loránd University, Johana Kotišová, Postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Solvay Business School, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and a researchers from a YERUN members University, Piotr Wcisło, Professor at the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics, Nicolaus Copernicus University of Toruń, addressed the challenges encountered along the way, spanning from intense competition, mental health struggles, and gender-related issues to navigating precarious positions and instability on multiple fronts.

Attracting the most talented individuals to pursue their research careers in EU is critical for the EU future and its competitiveness at the global scale. Such initiatives play an import role for mutual understating of the perspectives of the researchers and policymakers. “ Prof. Dr. Piotr Wcislo, Physicist, Institute of Physics, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

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