Cardiff Hub hosts Open Science Event

Cardiff Hub hosts Open Science Event

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.

Cardiff Hub at kick-off meeting of SAPEA Project

Cardiff Hub at kick-off meeting of SAPEA Project

Louise Edwards, Cardiff Hub Manager
Louise Edwards, Cardiff Hub Manager

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.

Public lecture by Lord Rees: the world in 2050 and beyond

Public lecture by Lord Rees: the world in 2050 and beyond

Erasmus Lecture by Lord Martin Rees, AE Conference 2016, Cardiff University
Erasmus Lecture by Lord Martin Rees, AE Conference 2016, Cardiff University

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.

 

Consequences of Brexit for universities in Europe

Consequences of Brexit for universities in Europe

Professor Sierd Cloetingh, President Academia Europaea
Professor Sierd Cloetingh, President Academia Europaea

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.

 

 

New interview series with Academia Europaea Members

New interview series with Academia Europaea Members

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.