How to build and grow your scientific network


Networking is crucial for scientists of all career stages for collaborations as well as for their personal growth and career pathways. Your scientific network can support you when struggling with everyday academic life, help with making career choices and give feedback on job applications/proposals/papers. Further, having a scientific network can provide new perspectives for your research while leading to interdisciplinary collaborations and new projects.
Building up an initial network can be challenging, especially outside of your research institution. As scientific conferences and social media platforms are evolving, the possibilities of academic networking are also changing. In this short course we will share tips and tricks on how to build, grow and maintain your scientific network. Additionally, panelist will talk about their own personal experiences. In a second part of the short course we will do a networking exercise. This short course is relevant to scientist who are starting to build/grow their network or want to learn more about networking in today’s scientific settings.

Co-organized by AS6/PS 12
Convener: Meriel J. Bittner | Co-conveners: Jenny Turton, Andreas Kvas, Gregor LuetzenburgECSECS
Mon, 23 May, 15:10–16:40 (CEST)
Room -2.61/62

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  • Sophie Berger, European Commission, Belgium
  • Alejandra Sanchez-Franks, National Oceanography Centre, United Kingdom
  • William D. Harcourt, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom