ACUMEN keynote at Academic Career Development Workshop, St. Petersburg, RU

by Clifford Tatum on 4 Jul 2012

The workshop, Career Development in Academia, is being held this week in St. Petersburg, Russia. Proceedings will begin with a keynote address by Paul Wouters, ACUMEN Principle Investigator. In his talk, Wouters will introduce ACUMEN’s conceptual approach and provide impressions from progress in the collaborative research program, now in its 16th month. The workshop addresses contemporary theory and current research on academic careers, and is organized in six sessions over two days. Session topics:

          05 July -
1. Academic careers – theoretical and comparative perspectives
2. Science system as the organizational framework of career development
3. Academic career development in changing social context

          06 July -
4. Scientific beginners – early academic careers
5. Career development and national context
6. Gender differences in academic career development

The Career Development in Academia workshop is sponsored by the European Sociological Association (ESA), the Sociology of Science and Technology Network (SSTNET) and the Centre for Sociology of Science and Science Studies, Institute for the History of Science and Technology (IHST) of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The full workshop program is available here (pdf) and collection of abstracts here (zip).

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