Changes in The European Charter for Researchers (part 1)

The European Charter for Researchers is one of the most important policy documents embedded in the very foundations of research in Europe. Since its first publication in 2005, almost 20 years have passed and, given the ever-changing climate in European research and innovation, the European Commission has recognized the need for its improvement, which is …

iRECS Project Promotes Ethical Governance in Evolving Research Landscape

In an era of rapid technological advancement, the importance of ethics in research has never been more critical. On November 13, the EUA (European University Association) is hosting an online focus group and gathering insights and feedback from university leaders, researchers, and experts to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of research ethics. This initiative is part …

European University Associations Join Forces to Improve Research Careers

YERUN (Young European Research Universities Network) and several other prominent university associations  (Aurora Universities, Coimbra Group, European University Association, and The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities)  have issued a collective statement that responds directly to the European Commission’s Proposal for a Council Recommendation on a European framework to attract and retain research, innovation and entrepreneurial …

Gender Equality in Higher Education – an International Conference Explores Leadership

The European Women Rectors Association (EWORA) has announced its 8th conference set to take place on November 2-3, 2023, in Istanbul, Turkey. The event, co-organized by EWORA, Istanbul Technical University ARI Technopark, and Kadir Has University, boasts a special focus on “Global Female Leadership and the Future of Universities.” It also marks the 15th anniversary …

Tenure Track: Boosting Academic Careers in Europe

In a rapidly changing landscape of global research and academia, competition for highly talented researchers is reaching new heights. The European Research Area (ERA) is striving to remain at the forefront of scientific excellence, and it recognizes the pivotal role of recruiting and retaining top research talent. However, the journey to sustaining the ERA’s research …

Addressing the Brain Drain: A Path to Sustainable Development in Europe

Europe has experienced a notable increase in the emigration of high-skilled workers, a phenomenon commonly referred to as “brain drain.” In 2021, 32% of EU movers possessed a high level of education, compared to 28% in 2016. While the circulation of talent between countries can yield beneficial outcomes, the brain drain has significant negative effects. …

Unveiling the ResearchComp – The European Competence Framework

While studies show that transferable skills are crucial for recruitment and career progression, training in these skills during PhD programs is limited. Researchers often concentrate on core research activities, overlooking the importance of broader skills. ResearchComp aims to bridge this gap by guiding the development of transferable skills and enhancing researchers’ overall capabilities and career …

Recent developments in the research sector of non-EU countries – case of Serbia

In parallel with the challenges that researchers across the EU face, researchers beyond its borders are also seeking their place in the science world. In Serbia, a candidate for EU membership since 2012 and a country with observer status in the European Research Area Committee, efforts to improve the scientific community status have been intensifying, …

Challenges of research careers in Europe

Addressing societal challenges and global issues by enhancing scientific and technological excellence in Europe is, more than ever, the most appropriate path to build a more sustainable and resilient future for all European citizens. Europe has always been considered a region where changes in society are driven by innovative ideas. Nowadays, when knowledge and research …