FROM BRAIN DRAIN TO BRAIN GAIN AT SSC 2021

June 14 – 17, 2021
Trenčín, Slovak Republic
Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín

Organized by

Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín, Slovak Republic, www.tnuni.sk

University of Pardubice, Czech Republic, www.upce.cz

AGH – University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics, Cracow,
Poland, www.ceramika.agh.edu.pl

Centre for Energy Research, Budapest, Hungary, www.energia.mta.hu

supported by

Visegrad Fund, www.visegradfund.org

FROM BRAIN DRAIN TO BRAIN GAIN AT SSC 2021

The project supports the organization of the 14th International Scientific Conference on Solid State Chemistry (SSC) and supplementary “brain drain reversal” events. The conference will provide framework for the presentation and discussion of ideas in the developing and inspiring field of solid-state chemistry. The project uses this scientific event as a platform to explore tactics to reverse brain drain in the context of networking activities between senior researchers and early stage researcher (ESR) from the V4 region and their active interaction with invited speakers from around the world. The ultimate goal of the project is to identify best practices in recruiting and retaining excellent early stage researchers in leading V4 research institutions in the field of chemistry. These institutions have been adversely affected by a brain drain that has been triggered as a side effect of the transformation processes that began after the fall of Communism and continues to this day when research institutions have to adapt to the challenges of global competition for talent.

The ambition of the project is to familiarize the senior researchers of the participating V4 institutions with proven talent management strategies (especially in terms of adapting to the influx of talent from abroad) that will empower them to turn brain drain into brain gain. Particular attention will be paid to sharing best practices that have already been implemented among participating V4 institutions.

News

We would like to inform you about detailed program of the workshop “From brain drain to brain gain”:

Workshop Program:

  1. Brain Migration Phenomenon – Peter Hošták, FunGlass (15:00-15:30)
  2. Brain Gain Grants – Monika Šandrejova, FunGlass (15:30-15:55)
  3. What Works and What Not – panel discussion (15:55-16:35)

Panelists:  prof. Galusek (FunGlass, Trencin), prof. Wagner (University of Pardubice), prof. Handke ( AGH-University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics, Krakow) and Dr. Balazsi (Centre for Energy Reserach, Budapest).

Break (16:35 – 16:50)

  1. Exploring Glass Together – (16:50 – 17:20)

Brainstorming session on how to build bridges between scientists, designers/artists and industry. Moderated by leading glass designers active in the local creative industry – Dominika Belanská, Michala Lipková, and Jakub Pollág. This session is prepared with Trencin2026 (team in charge of our town´s candidacy for the European Capital of Culture title).

Due to COVID-19 pandemic situation, the conference “From Brain Drain to Brain Gain” at SSC 2021 will be held online on June 14-16, 2021.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the 14th International Conference on Solid State Chemistry has been postponed from September 2020 to June 2021.

Schedule

Monday, June 14, 2021

Attracting and retaining talent workshop

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

V4 Research Day

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Workshop “From Brain Drain to Brain Gain”

  1. Brain Migration Phenomenon – Peter Hošták, FunGlass (15:00-15:30)
  2. Brain Gain Grants – Monika Šandrejova, FunGlass (15:30-15:55)
  3. What Works and What Not – panel discussion (15:55-16:35)

Panelists:  prof. Galusek (FunGlass, Trencin), prof. Wagner (University of Pardubice), prof. Handke ( AGH-University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics, Krakow) and Dr. Balazsi (Centre for Energy Reserach, Budapest).

Break (16:35 – 16:50)

4. Exploring Glass Together – (16:50 – 17:20)

Brainstorming session on how to build bridges between scientists, designers/artists and industry. Moderated by leading glass designers active in the local creative industry – Dominika Belanská, Michala Lipková, and Jakub Pollág. This session is prepared with Trencin2026 (team in charge of our town´s candidacy for the European Capital of Culture title).

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Best Young Scientist Poster Award

Contact

FunGlass – Centre for Functional and Surface Functionalized Glass

Alexander Dubcek University of Trencin

Studentska 2, 911 50 Trencin

Slovak Republic

www.funglass.eu/ssc2021

e-mail: ssc2021@funglass.eu or ssc2020@tnuni.sk