The foRMAtion consortium, led by HÉTFA Research Institute, will organize several exciting events for the public in the coming months in order to share the project’s results about the professionalization of research management training in higher education.

21 September 2022, Ljubljana, Slovenia:

“Learning RMA by doing RMA – Empowering Tomorrow’s Research Managers and Administrators through foRMAtion’s Mentorship Programme” will be in the focus of the next public stakeholder event, to be held in the capital of Slovenia, hosted by the Slovenian Forestry Institute. The foRMAtion Mentorship Programme has been elaborated by HÉTFA Research Institute and has been piloted recently in 6 European cities from June to August 2022. This is a unique programme that combines research management training, mentoring and internship. It has been primarily designed to universities and research performing organizations that are interested in hosting and mentoring students.

Following a keynote speech by Silke Blohm (4Sciences Group Ltd, UK) on the importance of mentorship in career development of RMAs, we will take an outlook to various mentorship programmes all around the world, such as the ERA Fellowships – Science Management Programme in Germany, mentorship activities within ARMA and of EARMA, the Odyssey Mentoring Programme of SRAI as well as the Mentorship Programme of the Canadian Association of Research Administrators. As being mentor and mentee both advances research managers in their career, all these programmes are highly relevant if you want to develop your skills and knowledge in your profession.

The event will be organized in person, while online access will also be provided. Participants are invited to the networking dinner after the event which is a great opportunity to connect with the European RMA community.

More info & registration: Event flyer with the Preliminary Agenda, Online Registration Form, Access to the meeting venue and accommodation

27 September 2022, Rome, Italy:

ISINNOVA, our Italian RMA partner, will hold a local public stakeholder event in Rome on 27 September under the title “Research Managers and Administrators (RMAs) – Challenges & opportunities for education and training”. The event will take place at the premises of the Tor Vergata University of Rome, with the collaboration of Politecnico di Torino and APRE – Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea.

The focus will be on creating awareness about the RMA profession, its role and place in Europe and training opportunities in higher education. Within the framework of the foRMAtion project, generator of innovative paths to shape tomorrow’s RMA training, experts will consider challenges to face and training opportunities to develop in order to give RMA the space it deserves as a potential key profession of the future.

A keynote speech by Stijn Delauré, PhD (European Commission, DG Research & Innovation, Unit R&I Actors and Research Careers) will shed light on the EU initiatives for Research Managers and Administrators.  The formation project outputs will be presented with a special highlight on the award-winning foRMAtion course taught at NOVA University of Lisbon. Representatives of EARMA and several Italian universities will take part in the discussions about the enhancement of the role of RMAs in the Italian research and innovation ecosystem. Opportunities to use the foRMAtion modules and mentorship methodology in higher education will also we explored.

More info & registration: Agenda, Online Registration Form

Please note that only Session 1 will be held in English, Session 2 and Session 3 will be in Italian.

Either you join our events online or in person, we are very glad to involve you in our activities!

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