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Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2015

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 9:00am to Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 5:00pm

The Midland, Manchester

The established annual Vitae Researcher Development International Conference is the largest dedicated event that brings together all those with a strategic and practical role in developing researchers.

Conference themes

The conference will address the strategic and practical implications of the following themes:

  • policy developments relating to doctoral education and employing researchers
  • building institutional capacity for researchers' professional development to maintain research excellence
  • demonstrating the value of researcher development on research outputs, researcher careers, economic prosperity and society
  • sustainable practice to support researcher skills, professional and career development.

Participants at the conference will:

  • explore the political context for researcher development
  • discuss strategic and practical ways of sustaining professional and career development for research staff and postgraduate researchers
  • access the latest policy information and research
  • share ideas and practice with a network of colleagues who have a stake in developing researchers.

Find out more here.