The Emerging Scholars Day includes a key note lecture by professor Kazimierz Musiał on current trends in higher education, discussions on how to utilise the ReNEW framework in order to enhance academic excellence among young scholars, and poster sessions facilitating knowledge exchange.
Participants are requested to present a poster about their research at the meeting. The poster will be exhibited during the three days of the Nordic Challenges Conference.
For selected applicants, participation in the Emerging Scholars Day is included in the fee to the main conference (https://www.tilmeld.dk/thirdnordicchallenges). In your application, please include a 250–500 word description of your project and a one-page CV, to be submitted electronically by 15 December 2018 through https://skjema.uio.no/105575.
10:00 Coffee, sandwiches, & registration
10:30–11:00 Introduction to ReNEW and the research training work package Caroline de la Porte and Norbert Götz
11:00–12:15 Poster presentations by seminar participants (I)
13:30–14:45 Poster presentations by seminar participants (II)
15:00–16:00 Keynote lecture: Current Trends in Higher Education: Norden in a Global Perspective, professor Kazimierz Musiał (University of Gdansk)
Coffee & cake
16:30–17:45 Working groups: How to contribute to and make use of ReNEW
17:45–18:30 Joint discussion and appointment of representatives
Kazimierz Musiał is Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Gdańsk in Poland. He is an experienced researcher holding degrees in Political Science (PhD from Humboldt University Berlin) and Sociology (habilitation degree from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow). His publications include studies of the Nordic welfare states, research on science policy in the Baltic Sea Region and on internationalisation of the Nordic university systems. Current research focuses on the role of epistemic communities and knowledge regimes in transforming the Nordic-Baltic area.
Apart from his appointment at the University of Gdańsk where he currently heads an Interdisciplinary Research Group for the Study of Nordic-Baltic Europe and the Arctic, he serves as Programme Director at the Norden Centrum Scientific Foundation in Warsaw. In 2015-2017 he worked as Research Leader at the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies at Södertörn University, Sweden.
In 2018, together with Tom Schumacher, he delivered an explorative study on Scientific Excellence: Joint Potentials in the Baltic Sea Region commissioned by the Baltic Science Network. Among his research output one also finds topical books like Uniwersytet na miarę swego czasu. Transformacja społeczna w dobie postindustrialnej a zmiany w szkolnictwie wyższym krajów nordyckich.[University in the frame of its times. Social transformation in the post-industrial age and changes in higher education in the Nordic countries.] published in Gdańsk in 2013, and Roots of the Scandinavian Model. Images of Progress in the Era of Modernisation, published in Baden Baden in 2002.