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Inviting early career researchers to participate in a roundtable with Chief Editor of Nature Sustainability (Event on April 2nd, 2020)
We, [AI DA] Program, would like to invite early career researchers to participate in a roundtable discussion with Dr. Monica Contestabile, the Chief Editor of Nature Sustainability (a sister journal of Nature) to be held on April 2nd.
Each participant will be asked to briefly present (in 3 mins) his/her own involvement and ambition toward sustainable development goals (SDGs) and future of global society in the roundtable with Dr. Contestabile.
Deadline for application March 3rd, 2020 (Tuesday).
We will select around 5 young researchers as panelists based on their motivation and aspiration described in the application.
Panelists who contribute to the roundtable discussions will be provided with some novelties such as “Research Academy booklet on tips on how to publish” from the publisher Springer Nature, and an event report is scheduled to be published on the website of Springer Nature.
Date and time: Thursday, April 2, 2020
Place: KUINEP Hall, Kyoto University
Co-organized by: Kyoto University and Springer Nature
Language: English (no interpretation)
Capacity: 100 people
09:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:05 Opening remarks: Kyoto University Research Administration Office and faculty member possibly related to SDGs research
10:05 – 10:35 Keynote lecture: Dr. Monica Contestabile (Chief Editor of Nature Sustainability)
“Research and the Sustainable Development Goals: how to make an impact.”
How researchers are engaging with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and how editors and publishers can help them not only publish their research but also make a broader impact outside academia. I will include food as one very broad and important example: the future of food from land and oceans. This topic involves many academic disciplines across the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. It also highlights the need and opportunities to connect the results of research with policymakers, stakeholder groups and the wider public.
10:35 – 11:55 Roundtable discussion between Dr. Monica Contestabile and early career researchers (ECRs)
- Introduction of research by several early career researchers using slides (3 min x 5)
- Discussion (Gathering the points of the discussion)
- How science and technology can help solve social issues – What are the roles of universities and academic publishers in solving social issues?
- What are the values and evaluation measures of emerging and integrated research fields?
Impressions and remarks from Dr. Contestabile (5 min)
11:55 – 12:00 Closing remarks: Antoine Bocquet, CEO, Springer Nature (5 min)
What is [AI DA] program?
[AI DA] is a generic name of the programs managed by Kyoto University Research Administration (KURA) in collaboration with international funding agencies and etc., in which we aim to accelerate international carrier development of ambitious early carrier researchers (ECRs).
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Presentation slides by young researchers