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Durham University

Durham Energy Institute

Past Events

Find out about some of the previous events held by Durham Energy Institute:

Managing an International Research Team: Training for Mobile Researchers

13th December 2013, 10:00 to 16:00, Derman Christopherson Room, Calman Learning Centre, Durham University

Training for early career researchers who are (or are about to become) internationally mobile.

As part of the European funded project ImpactE we will be running a training event for internationally mobile researchers in Durham. This workshop will focus on managing an international research team and will address this issue primarily from the point of view of a researcher who will have a leadership role working in a new country where the research culture may be very different from that in their home country.

The workshop will be facilitated by Isabelle Halleux from the University of Liege in Belgium.

The learning objectives of the session are

• To make the post-doc aware of what makes a research team efficient

• To develop his/her competence in team management while focussing on international and intercultural recruitment of researchers, postdoc, PhD's

This session will cover different aspects of the selected topic:

• What is a research team, an international research team, a university research team?

• How to establish a research team, proceed to an international recruitment?

• What about the role of the leader, considering research activities, collaborating aspects, sharing and capitalisation of information and knowledge? Considering the different cultures, languages, ways of life? How to deal with problems?


The course will be given in two different parts:

• The first one will be a participative one with interactions with the trainer about the concepts and theory on research team management. 

• The second one is a more personal one: testimonies through a round table where selected experienced research leaders will explain and exchange about their experiences.

The workshop is targeted at early career researchers at the post-doc level who are (or are about to become) internationally mobile i.e. those who have come from outside the UK to do their current post-doc or UK-based researchers who anticipate moving outside the UK in the future.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Researchers wanting to attend this event should email the Durham Researcher Development Team ( who will then provide registration details, etc. Please address any queries to this email address.