International networks: creating opportunities for collaborative research and funding

International networks: creating opportunities for collaborative research and funding

Opportunities abound for researchers to join open international networks, including COST and Vision 2020.  Such networks enable people from diverse disciplines and sectors to collaborate, developing their ideas for new research and innovation.

Join us for our Lunchtime Debate, when a distinguished panel of experts will share their views and practical experiences of what makes a successful network and how you can get involved.

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Brexit revisited: prospects for university research

Brexit revisited: prospects for university research

In November 2016, we hosted a panel debate exploring the impact of Brexit on the future of UK research.  Nearly twelve months on, is there greater clarity on the major issues affecting university research?  Do the opportunities and challenges remain the same, or has the landscape shifted?  Our distinguished panel of experts provided a lively lunchtime debate, with audience interaction.

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European research excellence: impact and value for society

European research excellence: impact and value for society

On 12th October, a largescale international conference in Tallinn, Estonia, focused on the impact and value of European research.  The event was organised as part of the Estonian Presidency of the European Council, with Professor Sierd Cloetingh (AE President) and Louise Edwards (AE Cardiff Hub Manager) acting in advisory and editorial roles as members of the Steering Group.

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Crossing boundaries: new approaches to science for policy in Europe

Crossing boundaries: new approaches to science for policy in Europe

On Friday 13th October, a major symposium examined how global policy challenges are being addressed through evidence-based scientific advice.  The event was organised by the SAPEA (Science for Policy by European Academies) consortium, with Academia Europaea Cardiff responsible for shaping the programme.

Hosted at the Estonian Academy of Sciences in Tallinn, it was designed as a complementary event to the international conference, European Research Excellence: Impact and Value for Society, held the previous day.  Both took place as part of the programme of the Estonian Presidency of the European Council.  Over 30 countries were represented.

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Professor Petersen in Hamburg public debate

Professor Petersen in Hamburg public debate

Following public events to promote the SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) project on ‘Food from the Oceans’ in Bergen and Cardiff earlier in the year, a third public event was hosted in the city of Hamburg, Germany on 5th October.

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Academia Europaea Hubs play key role at international academy workshops

Academia Europaea Hubs play key role at international academy workshops

Members of the Academia Europaea Hubs played an active role at a workshop designed to strengthen relationships between academies, held at the Royal Academy of Engineering, Madrid, on 21st-22nd September.  The workshops are an integral part of the SAPEA (Science for Policy by European Academies) project.

Louise Edwards and Esther Dorado-Ladera of the Cardiff Hub facilitated some of the sessions, as well as presenting Academia Europaea to the audience.  Dr Ricard Guerrero, the Academic Director of the Barcelona Hub, gave a fascinating talk about its activities.

An identical workshop took place in Bucharest on 16th and 17th November, where Professor Ole Petersen, Academic Director of the Cardiff Hub, and Esther Dorado-Ladera had significant roles, along with  Professor Tadeusz Luty, Academic Director of the Wroclaw Hub.

Workshop participants at the Royal Academy of Engineering, Madrid, September 2017
Workshop participants at the Royal Academy of Engineering, Madrid, September 2017
Professor Ole Petersen receives honour from German Society for Gastroenterology, Digestive and Metabolic Diseases

Professor Ole Petersen receives honour from German Society for Gastroenterology, Digestive and Metabolic Diseases

Professor Petersen receives his award from President Professor Markus Lerch MAE
Professor Petersen receives his award from President Professor Markus Lerch MAE

Professor Ole Petersen CBE FRS, Vice-President of Academia Europaea and Director of the AE Cardiff Knowledge Hub, has been elected Honorary Member of the German Society for Gastroenterology, Digestive and Metabolic Diseases in recognition of “his ground-breaking work on the function of ion channels in epithelial cells and the role of calcium signal transduction in the exocrine pancreas”.  The German Society is the oldest (established 1913) and largest (~6000 Members) Gastroenterological Society in Europe. Ole Petersen received his award at the Society’s 72nd Annual Meeting in Dresden (attended by ~5000 members) last week from its President Professor Markus Lerch MAE.  Ole Petersen gave his State-of-the-Art Award Lecture in German, on the subject of the mechanism of alcohol-related pancreatitis.