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Brain mobility : an added value in your career planning . Peter Marynen, Vice-president for Research 27 March 2013. Brain Mobility. KU Leuven international Young researchers at KU Leuven Brain mobility & ‘ competence profile’ YouReCa. 1. KU Leuven: diverse & international.

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Brain mobility an added value in your career planning

Brain mobility:anaddedvalue in yourcareer planning

Peter Marynen, Vice-president for Research

27 March 2013


Brain mobility

Brain Mobility

  • KU Leuven international

  • Young researchers at KU Leuven

  • Brain mobility & ‘competence profile’

  • YouReCa


Brain mobility an added value in your career planning

1. KU Leuven: diverse & international


Brain mobility an added value in your career planning

1. KU Leuven in FP7

Number of contracts in the 7th Framework Programme (FP7)

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven


Brain mobility an added value in your career planning

1. KU Leuven in the European Research Council


Brain mobility an added value in your career planning

2. ‘Incoming’ mobility


Brain mobility an added value in your career planning

2. ‘Outgoing’ mobility

  • JuMo mobility allowances (6 months – 12 months):

    32 awarded in 2012

  • FWO travel grants (5 weeks – 12 months):

    47 awarded in 2011 (of which 32 for stays >6 months)

  • Other opportunities: Marie Curie Actions, country- or discipline- specific fellowships, …


3 career paths

3. Career paths

Academic professorship (ZAP)

Academic9%

of PhD graduates

Permanent research staff (BAP)

Academic career

18%

Post-doc

34%

Public sector

82%

Non-academic career

PhD

Non-academic91%

of PhD graduates

NGO

66%

Enterprise

Source: VRWB


Brain mobility an added value in your career planning

3. Brain mobility & competence profile

Academic and

technical skills

  • Relational

  • skills

Intellectual

skills

Self management

skills

Leadership &

change

management


Brain mobility an added value in your career planning

3. Brain mobility & competence profile

Academic and technical skills

Methodological

skills

Language skills

  • Relational skills

  • Diplomatic skills

  • Networking

Intellectual skills

Interdisciplinary

thinking/

broadmindedness

  • Self management skills

  • Autonomy

  • Planning,

  • organising and

  • prioritising

  • Leadership & change management

  • International

  • Focus


4 youreca

4. YouReCa

YouReCa (“Young Researchers’ Careers”) aims at

improving and widening the career perspectives

of KU Leuven’s young researchers.

To this end, YouReCawill organize a broad range of activities for PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and assistant professors that are related to:

  • Career development and the improvement of career prospects

  • Strengthening the international orientation of researchers’ careers

  • Training and education


4 youreca career development

4. YouReCa – Career development

YouReCa will establish

  • a Career Centrefor young researchers

  • aJunior ResearchersMobility Programma ‘JUMO’

    As more than 90% of PhD graduates will pursue a career outside of academia, focus will be on the transition to the non-academic job market. Youreca will provide general and personalized career guidance.


Brain mobility an added value in your career planning

4. YouReCa – International mobility

  • … the university

    • Fresh blood

    • Fresh insights in sciences

    • Complementary expertises

    • International network

  • … the researcher

    • Independence

    • Exploring new research domains, technologies and cultures

    • Enlarging your network


4 youreca jumo

4. YouReCa - JuMo

JuMo (Junior Researcher Mobility programme)

A financing programme intended to stimulate the international or intersectorialmobility of young KU Leuven researchers.

  • Financial support for research stays (6 to 12 months) outside Belgium in a high-quality environment.

    • A monthly mobility allowance on top of the researcher’s own scholarship or salary.

    • Reimbursement of travel expenses

      Next deadline: 22 August 2013


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