On 17th February, the Cardiff Hub hosted a panel discussion on Open Science, as part of our Lunchtime Debate series on key aspects of change in science and research. A panel of experts, chaired by Professor Ole Petersen, shared their views and experiences of working with specific aspects of Open Science, including citizen science projects, open data and open peer review. A lively interactive session with the audience explored both the opportunities and potential pitfalls of Open Science. Read the report of the event.
The Cardiff Hub was represented by Louise Edwards at the Kick-Off Meeting of the SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) on the 9th February, in Brussels. In the morning session, members of the SAM (Scientific Advice Mechanism) Unit of the European Commission met with the SAPEA partners, which included Academia Europaea, represented by AE President Sierd Cloetingh and David Coates, Executive Secretary.
Lord Martin Rees, Academia Europaea Member and recipient of the Erasmus Medal in 2016, will give a public lecture, The World in 2050 – and beyond, at Cardiff University on 6th April. Further details and registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lord-rees-the-world-in-2050-and-beyond-tickets-31513177763.
This event is sponsored by the Learned Society of Wales and forms part of the Annual University/LSW Partnership Lecture series.
Academia Europaea President, Sierd Cloetingh, gave the introductory talk at a panel discussion at the Free University in Berlin, entitled The European landscape after Brexit: the European perspective. The distinguished panel included Sir Ivor Crewe, Master at University College Oxford, and Barbara Ischinger, the former Director of Education and Skills at the OECD. A summary of the event is available (in German).
Professor Cloetingh’s talk drew partly on material from the Cardiff Hub, which hosted its own event on the topic in November, The Future of UK Research and Scholarship.
The first of our interviews with prominent AE members has been published. Professor Ole Petersen, Academic Director of the Cardiff Hub and Vice-President of Academia Europaea, gives us insight into his career and work.