29 November 2017 | General
International networks: Creating opportunities for collaborative research and funding

Open international networks including COST are a vital tool in enabling people from diverse disciplines and sectors to collaborate; developing ideas for new research and innovation and enhancing career prospects.

COST President, Prof. Dr Sierd Cloetingh was invited to sit as an expert panellist at the International networks: Creating opportunities for collaborative research and funding event, which was organised by Cardiff University on the 28 th November 2017. 

Above: Prof. Dr Sierd Cloetingh explains that “COST creates great opportunities to connect researchers and innovators across Europe and beyond.”

The event was designed to enable researchers to learn how to build their own, or to join existing, open international networks such as COST. Attendees were offered practical advice, time to network and the opportunity to participate in an informative Q&A session. During a 1 hour session, the 6 distinguished members of the expert panel, which included Prof. Dr Cloetingh and Professor Adrian Harwood, Chair of COST Action, Maximising Impact of research in NeuroDevelopmental Disorders shared their personal views and experiences.

Also sitting on the panel; Abdul Rahim, Director of Vision 2020, Professor Phil Jones, Chair of Architectural Science and Chair of the Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI) at Cardiff University, Sir John Skehel representative of The Francis Crick Institute and Vice-President & Biological Secretary, The Royal Society and Professor Ole Petersen Honorary Academic Director and Vice-President Academia Europaea. 

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