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UBIAS directors discuss the impact of research

by Richard Meckien - published Jun 13, 2016 04:50 PM - - last modified Jun 04, 2019 11:30 AM
Rights: Original version in Portuguese by Sylvia Miguel.

University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham's Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) will host the meeting.

Hosted by the University of Birmingham's Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS), the 4th UBIAS Directors' Meeting will be held from June 20 to 22. The IEA will be represented by its deputy director, Professor Guilherme Ary Plonski, from the USP'S Faculty of Economics, Management and Accounting (FEA).

The University-Based Institutes for Advanced Study (Ubias) network brings together 34 advanced research institutes based in universities around the world, including the IEA, which is also a member of the Steering Committee. The directors' meeting has been planned in order to share experiences, promote cultural and scientific exchanges, and articulate inter-institutional partnerships.

UBIAS into impact: networking our academics to meet global challenges will be the theme of the meeting. According to the organizers, the impact on research is a key issue in the educational system of the UK and that has been carefully dealt with in many other countries. Thus, the meeting will be an opportunity for the network to explore this topic, consider its benefits and risks, and establish action plans and contributions.

The opening session of the meeting will be conducted by the directors Mike Hannon, from the Birmingham IAS, and Bernd Kortmann, from the FRIAS (Freiburg University). Then, each attendee will present their institute and the actions taken to strengthen the UBIAS network.

The main sessions will bring topics such as the importance of the UBIAS network and its potential benefits, the Intercontinental Academia (ICA), interdisciplinarity and impacts in the arts and science, media, engagement and data control in the 21st century, the creation of intellectual environments, higher education in the UK and the European Union, and the internationalization of research.

Professor Martin Grossmann, former director of the IEA, will present an overview of the ICA on a panel on June 20. The same session will be attended by researchers Valtteri Arstila and Vanessa Hellmann, both participants of the project. Results and future prospects will be discussed. Two editions of the ICA have already been developed, the first one on the subject "Time" and the second one on "Human Dignity".

The former directors' meeting was held in Taipei, in November 2014, and discussed the theme Breaking Through Boundaries and Old Paradigms in the New Age of Globalization with a special focus: Rising East Asia in the New Age of Globalization.