SC2.3 | 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 and opportunities 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, panelists will talk about their own personal experiences. In the second part of the short course, we will do a networking exercise. This short course is relevant to scientists who are starting to build/grow their network or want to learn more about networking in today’s scientific settings.

Co-organized by GM12/NH12/OS5/PS9
Convener: Andreas KvasECSECS | Co-conveners: Megan HoldtECSECS, Rebekka Steffen
Mon, 24 Apr, 10:45–12:30 (CEST)
Room 0.96/97
Mon, 10:45

Session assets

The oral presentations are given in a hybrid format supported by a Zoom meeting featuring on-site and virtual presentations. The button to access the Zoom meeting appears just before the time block starts.


  • Andreas Kvas, University of Graz, Austria
  • Megan Holdt, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Rebekka Steffen, Lantmäteriet, Sweden