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Researcher Mobility: Increasing Bilateral Mobility


19 October 2021,
10:00-12:30 (UK),
12:00-14:30 (Moscow)


Forum Topics
Practical innovative solutions to researcher mobility in the times of COVID-19: case studies
Future plans: formats of researcher mobility beneficial for strengthening bilateral scientific collaborations and ways to enable them
Online formats: effective use of existing virtual researcher mobility success stories to support bilateral partnerships
International mobility is an important part of research systems in UK and Russia. Researchers gain skills and experience by working in other countries and take part in international collaborations, the country's institutions and industries rely on researchers from other countries. To help support research systems in the UK and Russia, it is crucial to understand the factors that influence mobility, its benefits, and what makes the two countries an attractive place to conduct research.

Economies have, no doubt, suffered from the pandemics, and with UK leaving Brexit there will be impact on research and academic mobility between our countries. However, the governments in Russia and the UK understand that a global research environment, collaboration and mobility need to spread beyond national borders, and are putting new schemes in place to support academic mobility beyond EU.

With the pandemic challenging the possibilities of travelling, it stimulated digital innovation. Universities in both countries adjusted to the changing environment and worked to create new formats of academic mobility both for education and research. Where possible, physical mobility was sustained.

The pandemics gave many researchers an opportunity and time to finalise existing research, work on joint publications as well as to write new bids for future projects. The varied and rich online offer made accessible at any time from the comfort of one's home gave researchers the chance to attend many more events and occasions useful for professional development and partnership work than before, where more time and money would be required to attend these events.

What would be the level of research and academic mobility in the post pandemic world? How would universities and research institutions build on newly created online formats?

Speakers
Irina Kuklina
Professor, Executive Director, International Centre for Innovations in Science, Technology and Education (ICISTE), read more
Galina Pavlovskaya
Associate Professor, Translational Imaging, Postgraduate teaching and training lead for Doctoral Programmes for the School of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine, NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre, University of Nottingham,
read more

Anastasia Zadorina
Deputy Director for international S&T cooperation, International Centre for Innovations in Science, Technology and Education (ICISTE), read more
Boris Zhelezov
Counsellor - Science Attaché, The Embassy of the Russian Federation to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, read more
Yuri Mazei
Vice-rector for International Affairs, Professor at the Department of General Ecology and Hydrobiology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, read more
Andrew Harrison
Chief Executive, Diamond Light Source Ltd, the UK's national synchrotron science facility, read more
Stephen Flint
Associate Vice-President International, Professor of Stratigraphy, The University of Manchester, read more
Moyra Boland
Dean for Global Engagement (External Relations), Professor of Creative Pedagogy, University of Glasgow, read more
Terry Callaghan
School of Biosciences, Professor of Arctic Ecology, Sheffield University PM, CMG, B.Sc., Ph.D., fil. Dr (Hon. Lund), Ph.D. (Hon. Oulu), Ph.D. (Hon. Tomsk), D.Sc., read more
Terrence Fernando
Director of the THINKlab, an interdisciplinary research centre, University of Salford, Manchester
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Programme
10:00 UK/12:00 Moscow: Welcome to the Forum

Irina Kuklina, Professor, Executive Director, International Centre for Innovations in Science, Technology and Education (ICISTE) – Welcome from moderator/agenda of the day/housekeeping
10:10 UK/12:10 Moscow: Keynote

Boris Zhelezov, Counsellor - Science Attaché, The Embassy of the Russian Federation to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
10:20/12:20 Speakers' Presentations

Speakers- Stephen Flint, Yuri A. Mazei, Moyra Boland, Terry Callaghan, Galina Pavlovskaya,
Andrew Harrison, Andrew Kao, Anastasia Zadorina
Stephen Flint, Associate Vice-President International, Professor of Stratigraphy, The University of Manchester

Yuri A. Mazei, Vice-rector for International Affairs, Professor at the Department of General Ecology and Hydrobiology, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Moyra Boland, Dean for Global Engagement (External Relations), Professor of Creative Pedagogy (Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith), University of Glasgow

Terrence Fernando, Director of the THINKlab at the University of Salford

Terry Callaghan, School of Biosciences, Professor of Arctic Ecology, Sheffield University

Galina Pavlovskaya, Associate Professor, Translational Imaging, Postgraduate teaching and training lead for Doctoral Programmes for the School of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine, NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre, University of Nottingham

Andrew Harrison, Diamond Light Source, the UK's national synchrotron science facility

Andrew Kao, Deputy Lead of Computational Science and Engineering Group, University of Greenwich, Greenwich University

Anastasia Zadorina, Deputy Director for international S&T cooperation, International Centre for Innovations in Science, Technology and Education (ICISTE)

11:50/13:50 Q&A
12:20/14:20 Moderator to round up the event
12:30/14:30 END
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