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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
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1. KU Leuven in FP7

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

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

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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

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3. Brain mobility & competence profile

Academic and

technical skills

  • Relational
  • skills

Intellectual

skills

Self management

skills

Leadership &

change

management

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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.

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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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