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Presentations from from the Final Conference

DOC-CAREERS II PROJECT – FINAL CONFERENCE

The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (KVAB), Brussels, Belgium  

30-31 January 2012

 

Monday, 30 January 2012

OPENING SESSION, 11:30-13:00

  • Chair: Lesley Wilson, EUA Secretary General
  • John H. Smith, EUA Deputy Secretary General
  • Stefaan Hermans, Head of Unit, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Lidia Borrell-Damian, Senior Programme Manager, Research and Innovation Unit, DOC-CAREERS II Project Coordinator, European University Association, Belgium 

PLENARY SESSION I: ELEMENTS OF SUCCESS IN COLLABORATIVE DOCTORAL EDUCATION, 14:00-15:30 

  • Chair: Lidia Borrell-Damian, EUA Senior Programme Manager, Research and Innovation Unit; DOC-CAREERS II project
  • Jacques Giovanola, Dean, Doctoral School, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland and Laurent-Dominique Piveteau, Director of Business Development, Debiotech SA, Switzerland 
  • Mary McNamara, Head of Graduate Research, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland; Martin Fitzpatrick, Senior Environmental Health Officer, Dublin City Council, Ireland and Sharon Kennelly, Senior Community Dietician, Health Service Executive, Ireland; DIT Doctoral Graduate 

PLENARY SESSION II:UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS: BALANCING INTERESTS, 16:00-17:30

  • Chair: Leopold Demiddeleer, Future Businesses Director, Solvay S.A. Research & Technology, Belgium; President of the European Industrial Research Management Association (EIRMA); DOC-CAREERS II Steering Committee Member
  • Jean-François Serrier, Senior Executive Vice President, General Manager Intellectual Assets Management, Representative in EIRMA Working Group on IP; Representative in the BiR&D Initiative (Belgian industrial R&D) 
  • Knut Jørgen Egelie, Senior IPR Manager, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway 
  • Carmela Napolitano, Senior Researcher, Aptuit, Italy; Doctoral Graduate, University of Ferrara, Italy 
 

Tuesday 31 January 2012

PLENARY SESSION III: EMBEDDING EMPLOYABILITY PERSPECTIVES IN DOCTORAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING, 09:00-10:30

  • Chair: Janet Metcalfe, Chair and Head, Vitae
  • Cristina Miceli, Director of the Doctoral School, University of Camerino, Italy andGiancarlo Bagaglio, TPU Project Manager, Goldenplast s.p.a. 
  • Rymantas Kazys, Director of Ultrasound Institute, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania; Vyda Mozuriuniené, Managing Director, Comfort Heat UAB; Doctoral Graduate KUT and Rasa Svobuné, Technololgist, Naujasis Nevezis UAB; Doctoral Graduate KUT 

PLENARY SESSION IV: EUROPEAN ADDED VALUE INITIATIVES IN COLLABORATIVE DOCTORAL EDUCATION AND DISCUSSION WITH POLICY MAKERS, 11:00-12:30

  • Chair: John H. Smith, EUA Deputy Secretary General
  • The “European Industrial Doctoral School”: An example of new initiative arising  from DOC-CAREERS II, currently in the process of being established; by Petter Gustafsson, Director, Umeå University, Sweden and David Shepherd, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Bangor University, UK 
  • Conor O’Carroll, Chair of the Subgroup “Skills” of the Human Resources and Mobility Steering Group; Director (Research), Irish Universities Association, Ireland; presented by Peter van der Hijden 
  • Alessandra Luchetti, Head of Unit « People programme; Marie-Curie actions », “Marie Curie European Industrial Doctorates”, DG Education and Culture 
  • Greg de Cuir, Doctoral Candidate at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, Serbia; EURODOC delegate to the DOC-CAREERS II project 

ROUND-UP PANEL, 12:30-13:00

  • Chair: John H. Smith, EUA Deputy Secretary General
  • Eckhard Steffen, Director of Graduate Studies, Paderborn University, Germany; DOC-CAREERS II Steering Committee Member 
  • David Joyner, Director of Business Partnership and Engagement, Bangor University, UK; DOC-CAREERS II Steering Committee Member 
  • Lidia Borrell-Damian, Senior Programme Manager and DOC-CAREERS II Project Coordinator, European University Association, Belgium

DOC-CAREERS II is a project funded by the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) through a Support Action within the 2008 People Work Programme.

    

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