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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


1. KU Leuven: diverse & international


1. KU Leuven in FP7

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

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven



2. ‘Incoming’ mobility


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


3. Brain mobility & competence profile

Academic and

technical skills

  • Relational

  • skills

Intellectual

skills

Self management

skills

Leadership &

change

management


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.


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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